Despite winter blasts, city in good shape with salt

A wintry mix of snow and ice that fell over Jackson County last week didn’t put a dent in local salt supplies, officials said.

Mild winters the past two years have left many street departments with an abundance of salt.

But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, said Dick Wilde, director of Seymour’s Department of Public Works.

“We’re in really good shape,” Wilde said of the city’s supply. “We still have a little from last year and can purchase 200 to 300 more tons if we need it.”

The city and county use the state bid process to buy salt, which allows for a better price.

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