The Arrival of Two Salt Barges...A Late Holiday Gift for SE Wisconsin
Posted: Feb 5, 2014 7:51 PM CST | Updated: Nov 5, 2014 1:23 PM CST
The shipment was delayed one day because the freighters had to contend with thick ice around the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan.
The supply will be distributed across various communities across southeast Wisconsin, including the Brew City. Many towns have had to improvise because of the high demand. Some places have mixed sand with the salt, including Racine and Waukesha.
Today's delivery will not go toward the state highway system, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. However, there is a reserve supply, so the chance of running out is not likely at all.