As March comes to a close and it becomes almost certain the area won’t see any more frozen precipitation for several months, transportation officials can look back at this winter as one of the best ever as far as the pocketbook goes.
Christian County Road Department Superintendent Chuck Chambers says he’s been treating county roads for 25 years and this past winter was the least treacherous of his tenure.
Not only is 80 dollars per ton of salt brine expensive to the county, Chambers cited rising gas prices and the cost of labor that would have had to have been spent, had we had more snow.
This winter was a stark contrast to last year when Chambers had a hard time re-stocking his salt supply while most of the country was demanding more during one of the worst seasons in recent memory.
Some money saved thanks to the warm winter are more difficult to quantify, such as the lack of wear and tare to trucks and other equipment.