Sand, salt fight winter's ice

By News Dept.
Posted 1/20/00

Despite (so far) a relatively mild winter, the City of Kalona’s use of salt and sand already has exceeded last year’s total.

“We have used between 25 to 30 tons of the salt and sand mix,” …

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Sand, salt fight winter's ice

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Despite (so far) a relatively mild winter, the City of Kalona’s use of salt and sand already has exceeded last year’s total.

“We have used between 25 to 30 tons of the salt and sand mix,” said City Administrator Doug Morgan.

“We already are ahead of what we used all last year,” he told the council Monday.

Rain, freezing rain and light snow that melted then froze has repeatedly turned Kalona’s streets and sidewalks into sheets of ice.

Monday, the city crews continued “driving around, putting more down at all the intersections,” said Morgan.

They also were prepared to start out again early Tuesday if a second freezing rain arrived as predicted. Fortunately, it did not, but additional sanding did take place.

Morgan said that “we have had to mix a second batch,” noting that it is still more than two months until spring.

“We could still get snow, too,” he noted.