Clay County Highway Superintendent Pete Foster recently told The Brazil Times his department still has approximately 300 tons of a salt/sand mix leftover from last winter and plan to purchase more salt soon.
"We are probably going to put in an order for more in the first part of December," Foster said.
"Plus, we do have a few companies on retainer so we can order more whenever it is needed."
The City of Brazil also has plenty of salt remaining to use during the upcoming winter months.
"The Street Department has approximately 75 tons of salt available, which should be enough for this season," Brazil Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Raymond Staub told The Brazil Times.
"They also mix the salt with sand in order to not only melt any snow on the roads, but provide additional traction for motorists."
Mayor Ann Bradshaw added the city is also prepared to clean up roads once spring weather arrives and the temperatures are regularly above freezing.
"When things start to warm up, vehicles can still slide around on roads where the sand remains," she said. "That was a big reason for us purchasing the new street sweeper earlier this year so we can get that up as soon as possible."
In addition, whenever the Clay Community School Corporation announces a delay for any school day due to wintry conditions, Brazil City Hall will observe the same delay.
"We have some employees with young children, and we want to make sure they are able to see them off to school without having to make last-second arrangements," Bradshaw told The Brazil Times.
"So if the school corporation sets a two-hour delay for the start of classes, City Hall will also have a two-hour delay for the start of business."