With several weeks of winter left, the city of Bexley should have enough salt reserves to get by until spring, according to Mayor Ben Kessler.
"We have about 400 tons on hand and have several hundred tons of additional salt on order that should be arriving in the coming weeks," he said. "We are carefully managing our salt supply and expect that we will have an adequate supply to last us through the rest of the season."
The city's salt management policy will continue to be that city trucks will salt major streets and intersections, but not side streets.
"We are doing this to preserve our salt supply in light of the regional shortage that jurisdictions throughout Ohio are currently dealing with," Kessler said.
When one of the largest snowstorms of this season hit on the evening of Feb. 4, city service staff began salting and plowing as soon as the snow began falling, and workers on two shifts worked through the night to keep roads clear, Kessler said.
City Hall and all departments were open and operating during normal hours on Feb. 5.
"The only closure we had was Jeffrey Mansion preschool, which follows the Bexley school district's lead on closure, and recreation programming, which was canceled on Wednesday due to instructors having difficulty getting to Bexley," Kessler said.
Residents who have weather-related questions about whether city facilities are open and recreation programming remains scheduled should call 614-559-4200 or visit www.bexley.org.