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Perrysburg dramatically cuts back on road salt use

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Perrysburg crews will plow all the roads during Wednesday's snowstorm but they will only salt the main routes in order to conserve the salt they have.

Rick Toepfer is the city's Deputy Director of Public Service and he has juggled the salt supply all winter.

Perrysburg had 6,000 tons of salt to start the winter but has only 500 tons left.

Tomorrow, in an effort to conserve the salt the city has left, Perrysburg will only spread 80 tons on main streeets while bypassing residential streets.

Toefer says, "Generally, we use 100 to 150 tons and sometimes in bigger storms we use 200."

But if there is ice tomorrow, all roads, even the side streets, will have to be salted and that could mean trouble if there's another storm.

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