Edmonson County Judge Executive explains the current salt condition for roads

BROWNSVILLE, Ky. – Some may have noticed, last Monday, when it snowed, the county roads department did not salt the roads.

That was because there was a concern about when and if the salt order would come in and the decision to save the salt for a worse storm was made… just in case.

But the salt situation in Edmonson County is no longer an issue after 200 tons of salt were delivered Tuesday.

It is also important to note that, according to Edmonson County Judge Executive Wil Cannon, driving the trucks with tire chains or trying to scrape concrete with only an inch or less of snow is very damaging to the roads.

He also says the salt is extremely expensive costing anywhere from $7,000-$30,000 per snow or icing incident.

“They work hard and long. They work as many hours as necessary to try to get the roads as clean as they can get them and I’ll say it again, I’m proud of them. They do a good job and they’re getting better all the time. Some of them are new and they’re getting experience and we’d like to keep them and keep them going. They’re doing a great job,” said Cannon about the road crew.

According to Cannon, they had about 300 tons of salt in their storehouses before Tuesday’s delivery and can store a total of around 500-600 tons.

The Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed only two car wreck incidents on that day before the snow melted away, which is a common number of wrecks in one day.