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Counties spending much more on salt in 2013, 2014

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Tri-State is seeing a lot more snowfall this year than last. With more snow comes more salt. With more salt comes higher expenditures.

The numbers speak for themselves. The Ohio Department of Transportation has released figures depicting direct salt usage from January 1, 2012 through January 20, 2014.

The numbers show a significant increase in 2013 and 2014.  

From January 1, 2012 - January 20, 2013

  • Butler County -4,334 tons ($258,080)
  • Clermont County - 4,822 tons ($288,185)
  • Clinton County - 3,668 tons ($233, 235)
  • Greene County - 5,993 tons ($384,186)
  • Hamilton County - 2,299 tons ($134,586)
  • Preble County – 6,031 tons ($381,4610
  • Warren County - 6,574 tons ($396,784)

In total, ODOT District 8 used 33,723 tons of salt, spending a total of $2,076,517. 

From January 1, 2013 - January 20, 2014

  • Butler County - 8,716 tons ($507,232)
  • Clermont County - 8,265 tons ($471,349)
  • Clinton County - 8,908 tons ($554,916)
  • Greene County - 10,425 tons ($646,694)
  • Hamilton County - 5,223 tons ($297,821)
  • Preble County – 10,175 tons ($614,588)
  • Warren County – 13,188 tons ($759,676)

In total, ODOT District 8 used 64,903 tons of salt, spending a total of $3,852,276.

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