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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
January has been the snowiest month on record for Toledo. Fortunately for
drivers, there is plenty of salt to go around helping keep roads safe.
road commission started the season with about 75,000 tons of salt. The normal
amount is 40-50,000, but the mild winters the last two years have led to an
excess. Last winter, for example, crews only used 26-28 thousand tons of salt
on the streets, which is how much they've already used this year.
reason there is so much salt left despite the snow is that this winter has not
required much salt, but instead, a lot of plows on the roads.
we get large snows, or we get very cold, the salt doesn't work," explained
David Welch, commissioner of streets, bridges and harbor. "We don't salt it when
it gets below zero or even down to single digits, so we don't use a lot of
also says the use of brine has cut down on salt use, as well.