Peoria Public Works budget affected by road salt usage

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Peoria Public Works has been working hard, clearing the heavy snow pack from the roadways.

Peoria County road crews sprayed about 900 tons of salt on the roads for this weekend’s snow storm.
Public Works says the heavy salt usage sometimes hurts the budget – but hasn’t so far this year. Officials say the problem lies when the next winter’s salt has to be ordered early. Crews go into what they call – plow mode – when the snow plows take the place of salt truck operations.
“We’ve been pretty good for many years on managing our salt usage, and that’s why a lot of times, like I say, we don’t use salt in sparing amounts on residential streets. It’s mostly just the primaries where we see that usage,” said Sie Maroon, Superintendent of Operations.

Road crews said all residential roads have now been taken care of, but don’t be surprised if you see snow plows make another pass or two down your road.

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