Nichole Hannahs

Plenty of Salt This Winter

by Nichole Hannahs on January 2, 2013 at 6:32 am

It’s a routine winter for those plowing our roadways in the City of Zanesville.

Zanesville’s Public Service Director said that salt prices this year are just over $49 for a ton. Last winter, the city was paying over $60 a ton for salt. The mild winter also led to a problem for the city on where to store the excess.

"We had to unload all the bins that we keep our stone and other construction materials like sand and gravel in and actually fill them with salt and then buy huge tarps to cover those up, so we didn’t loose any," explained Mike Sims Zanesville public service director.

With the recent snow they’re able to move the salt from those storage areas back into the salt bins. Sims also said during snow events it’s the home owners responsibility to care for their property.

"We can’t work on private property and any sidewalk fronting any property is the responsibility of the property owner when it comes to maintenance, so be aware of that," said Sims.

Sims also said it’s impossible for plows to clear the street without blocking in cars and driveways. He suggests if possible to park off street or park in the rear of your home to allow more room for plows.