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ODOT Doubles Salt Usage

The Ohio Department of Transportation has used more than 66,000 tons of salt on Central Ohio roadways this winter. O-DOT’s Breanna Watzka said that’s almost double compared to last year. "It was a mild winter [last year]. But compared to the winter before that we used over 75,000 tons, so it’s about average.â€? Watzka added there’s about 25,000 tons of salt remaining. “We can order more at a moment’s notice, so we are more than prepared for anything else we get this winter and then to bring us into next year.â€? O-DOT has spent about $77 million statewide on salt this season.