Winnebago County Public Works Committee talks salt prices

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) — Winnebago County Public Works Committee talks salt prices.

Road salt bids were discussed at a meeting Tuesday.

Prices to keep the roads clear have gone up.

The county is now paying $79 per ton. That’s $5 more per ton than last year.

It’s a good priced when compared to some neighboring counties and cities.

Boone County is paying $20 per ton more.

With an early start to the cold weather, there could be a shortage towards the end of winter.

“This is a little earlier than usual but if it keeps up this way we would be concerned. At this time I think we are okay,” said Winnebago County’s Assistant County Engineer, Carlos Molina.

According to Molina, the county has used about 15% of this season’s salt supply.

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