BATTLE GROUND, Ind. (WLFI) — Battle Ground is one of many communities preparing for rough road conditions.
The town has 28-tons of road salt with another order on the way. Town Supervisor, Ron Holladay said 100-ton is a typical amount to have on hand, however, 28-ton is enough to make it through at least one more big snowfall.
Road salt is supplied by the government. Compared to bigger cities, smaller towns find it harder to receive road salt.
Battle Ground leaders have partnered with Tippecanoe County leaders to order salt. The partnership helps the town receive the amount of salt they need.
“Typically we order anywhere from 100, 150 ton,” said Holladay. “To big corporations, we're just like an ant so with West Lafayette, Lafayette and Tippecanoe County there orders are in the thousands so that makes it a little sweeter for the big corporations.
Holladay said there’s always concerns with the city not having enough salt, however with the supply they have now, he’s not too worried.
“This time of year, you'd love to see 50, 60-ton for a community our size but you don't always see that,” said Holladay. “We'll make do with what we have.”
Ron Holladay said the next salt shipment will arrive in February. Until then, making sure the main roads and County Road 600-hill stay clear is his focus.