LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The long, snowy winter has La Crosse officials worried they'll run out of salt.
Officials at the Public Works department say they started the winter season with 5,000 tons of salt. Now, they only have between 1,200 and 1,500 tons.
Also, the department learned Monday morning its salt supplier won't be able to deliver any more. "We're starting to make some calls to scramble a bit to see if there's another source where we might be able to buy salt on the open market," said Public Works Director Dale Hexom.
Something similar happened about eight years ago and the city had to pay about $20 more per ton of salt.
The city is also approaching half of this year's $55,000 overtime budget. That needs to last through summer construction projects and the first months of winter.
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