Blast after blast of winter weather has had a serious affect on the city of Warsaw’s salt supply, which is in real danger of running out. Because of that, Mayor Joe Thallemer is urging motorists to use extra caution in town.
Thallemer says the city has enough salt to last “maybe a couple days,” but the supply is being stretched with a mix of sand. “We’re just not getting very much down” because there isn’t much left, he noted.
Although Warsaw Street Department does have an order for 600 tons of salt placed, Thallemer said, “Right now it’s a supply and demand thing.” The city did receive 125 tons of salt earlier this week, but it still is not enough to treat all of the city roads and streets.
“We need to remind people to use some extra caution. People are used to driving on asphalt and there’s a lot of snow now,” he said. “We don’t have the salt to keep up.”
City street department employees are working until 9 p.m. tonight and have been plowing and hauling snow since 3 a.m. The crews are expected to resume work at about 6 a.m. Thursday with plowing and hauling snow still being the main priority. Trash routes will be picked up on a secondary priority.