MT. VERNON, IN (WFIE) - In Posey County, street crews are preparing for the winter weather but a shortage of salt in the area is forcing them to pay more for the salt and, in some cases, get less of it.
The city of Mount Vernon currently has 350 tons of salt in storage. The city ordered 200 more tons of this salt and they'll be getting that but in Posey County a request for 600 tons was only met by a 200 ton delivery"
Jim Alsop, a commissioner in Posey County, says the county ordered 600 tons of salt but, because of the shortage, it only received 200 tons of it.
Alsop says the county has an additional 400 tons in storage so, he says, the county should be able to get through the winter.