Boone County Road and Bridge has used nearly 500 tons of salt in just one month.
Director Greg Edington said crews dumped 492 tons of salt on county roads in November. Edington told ABC 17 News that doubled the amount used in either of the previous years.
The department had plenty of salt on hand due to light snows earlier this year and late last year. Edington said a shipment of 1,000 tons of salt should arrive in Boone County sometime in the next two weeks.
“If it does this all winter long, then undoubtedly it’ll put a strain on what materials we do have in stock,” Edington said.
Edington said the department has not yet had to spend any of the $200,000 budgeted for salt this year.
ABC 17 News also asked Columbia Public Works and the Missouri Department of Transportation how much salt they have used so far, but numbers were not immediately available.