By Paul Schmitt
Area county highway departments are better situated this year than they were last year at this time in dealing with snow and ice covered roads. Kewaunee County Highway Commissioner Todd Every says there were a lot of rain events last January that put a strain on their salt supply. He says this year has been a more average winter and his department is utilizing more pre-salting for upcoming storms.
Every believes the pre-salting of roads actually decreases the use of materials like salt and sand mix after a snow or ice storm. Areas in Door and Kewaunee County received up to two inches of snow as of Wednesday morning with more forecasted on Saturday.