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State Says Road Salt Usage Is Down This Winter

The Ohio Department of Transportation credits a mild winter for a decline in road salt usage.  

ODOT says statewide usage was down 40 percent and in Columbus it declined by 50 percent for a statewide savings of nearly 40 million dollars.  Officials say the surplus money can now be redirected towards other maintenance projects, and the leftover salt can be used again next winter.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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