Baxter Running Out Of Salt For Winter Roads

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 11:26 am

This Minnesota winter has been costly indeed.

The city of Baxter has already used 545 tons of salt and 225 tons of a salt and sand mixture this winter on city roadways in attempts to clear the ice and packed snow, meaning the city has already run through the total amount used on an average winter.

The Brainerd Dispatch reports that Baxter Public Works Director Trevor Walter told council members Tuesday (Jan. 18) that the city had purchased 625 tons of salt for the entire 2010-11 winter season. The city has about 400-500 tons of salt left, including the reserve from last winter, before it runs out.

With more snow and ice on the way, the city’s debate will continue.

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