CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s likely the state Division of Highways won’t be able to use a lot of salt to treat roads in this latest round of wintry weather.
DOH spokesman Brent Walker said it’s difficult for salt to work with temperatures in the teens and 20s.
“Our crews are going to be out there plowing but if the temperatures get really cold (motorists) still need to be extremely careful,” Walker said. “We’re not necessarily going to be throwing salt there because there’s just nothing to react.”
DOH crews are using other materials.
“We at least have some cinders and sand to help with traction,” Walker said.
There’s another snowstorm in the forecast for early next week. Walker said the DOH is ready.
“This is what our crews do during snow removal and ice control season,” he said.