Manteno official: Most salt used in years during ‘full’ winter

February 22, 2019

MANTENO — Salt is running low in the village of Manteno, but another shipment is on the way.

Public Works Superintendent Jim Hanley told the village board Tuesday that the village is waiting on 160 tons of salt that will be delivered in the next week. In the meantime, he said, Manteno will use what’s left “sparingly.”

“We’re down to the nitty-gritty,” Hanley said. “All trucks are loaded. We’re good for another two or three storms.”

He said the village has used a lot of salt this winter.

“This is most salt we’ve used in the eight years I’ve been here. We’ve had a full winter,” Hanley said.

The eight years included the so-called Snowmageddon in early 2014.

During an ice storm Sunday, public works crews ran across a couple of accidents in town, with one car in a ditch, Hanley said. Interstate 57 was almost closed down because of accidents, he said.

Asked about how the village has been handling the frequent storms, Hanley said, “Everything has been holding up pretty good.”