The Starke County Highway Department has a fresh supply of salt for the next winter weather event. Superintendent Rik Ritzler says 400 additional tons of have been added to the pile. So far this season 447 tons have been used. Last year the county had already gone through more than 1,200 tons of salt by mid-January. The garage foreman has also replenished the sand/salt mixture in anticipation of the next snow.
Ritzler says the drivers also took advantage of the break from plowing to maintain their trucks and tweak their routes and procedures. He adds the drivers did a great job overall under less than ideal circumstances during the past few weeks.