COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Counties across Ohio are running low on salt supplies due to all the winter storms we've seen so far this season.
"There has been a couple of counties that have called me and said 'hey, if we don't get what we're promised we will be out of salt by the next storm,'" said Frederick Pausch, executive director of the County Engineers Association of Ohio.
He says many counties have been mixing sand and grit to try and conserve the salt supplies they do have.
"There have been different years that we have become pretty short, but I don't remember it ever being this bad," he said.
Even if counties are able to get an order in to salt companies, there's no guarantee that it will be delivered.
"It's kind of like take a number and wait your turn right now," he said.
If the salt is delivered it's running about twice as much to buy as it was back in the summer when many contracts were awarded.
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