Many governments weren’t able to get salt this winter from suppliers.
Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson was lucky. He got a jump on purchasing salt in March, something he was glad he did after learning about the potential of salt shortage this fall.
“I went ahead this year and placed an order of 500 tons of salt,” said Ferguson.
It’s a commodity that has made him a popular man with other communities, who have turned to the highway department for help.