“It doesn’t matter to me. [Road conditions] have actually been pretty good. [What they’re doing] seems to be working.”

Jon Reebel, Mount Vernon

“It depends on the alternatives. They should not use alternatives that are even more environmentally damaging than salt already is, and they should not use alternatives that, I mean I’ve read that they are starting to use, some places are starting to use, like fracking waste water, or something like that, and we don’t really even know what’s in it. I mean so things are all going out into the fields where we grow our food and the water supply. I mean I have a well so…The only thing I would say is that, they’re doing the best they can and it’s a hard job. So you know, we like to complain about paying taxes but then we like to complain about when they can’t get the roads cleared on time and they’re doing the best they can, and maybe we should think about supporting and fully funding agencies that have to manage all of this stuff.”

Jami Ingledue, Gambier

“Yeah. Sand, gravel…that works good. They have that tire stuff that they use up in Pennsylvania that they ground up real good… them are both better alternatives and it’s cheaper.”

Melissa Fullmer, Mount Vernon

“Sand is crud. I’m from the south, they don’t know what salt is. My dad was trying to fly in for a Christmas when I lived in North Carolina and my husband had to drive quite a ways to an airport that actually couldn’t have an airplane land because they used sand. All it did was just make a mess. Made ugly slush. I think if they’re (salt companies) gouging them for salt then they should be more intelligent and quit gouging people. They (salt companies) need to be more realistic and realize that people die when they gouge people.”

Tricia Taggart, Mount Vernon

“Well, our roads in this area, salt’s about the only option with the asphalt, but with our back roads, and stuff, more cinders, you know, things like that, maybe brine covered gravel, would be better for those roads. They’re dirt roads anyway.”

Thadd Blubaugh, Mount Vernon



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