Morgan Co. runs out of salt

Martinsville plow (WISH Photo/ Jay Hermacinski)

MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Morgan County ran out of salt Sunday.

Highway Department Superintendent Jim Waggoner said Sunday morning’s snow and ice required crews to throw down the last of the County’s salt supplies.  Now, crews are left with using their plows and sand to deal with the afternoon and evening snowfall.

“What we will do is probably leave the snow on that comes tonight.  What mixture we do have left we will go out and hit our bigger hills and at least get our people home,” said Jim Waggoner, Morgan County Highway Superintendent.

Waggoner says two shipments of salt were supposed to arrive during the last week of February.  However, the supplier never made the delivery.

Waggoner expects the County roads will be passable by the morning but he says drivers will need to use caution.

Sunday was also a difficult day for road city crews in Martinsville.

“We got a little bit of ice this morning.  It was kind of rough to deal with.  About noon we had it all pretty cleaned up.  Of course we got another round moving in so it’s going to be a long night,” said Danny Lucas, Martinsville Street Department Superintendent. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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