This might have been a good year for you to have invested in ‘salt futures.’
Cole County Public Works Director Larry Benz says they’ve already gone through a lot more salt than they do in an average winter.
“[We] got a few loads in,” said Benz. “We still could use a lot more salt. Right now, we’ve got enough to make it through this storm.”
Benz’s supplier is coping with a nationwide road salt shortage. They’ve brought in some 300 tons of salt and more is expected. Jefferson City road crews are experiencing the same shortages.