Prior to the truck “Roadeo,” crews will also participate in classroom review to learn about current snow and ice fighting technologies and the evolution of surface treatments from slag and salt to calcium and beat juice mixes.
The “Roadeo” will take place Oct. 26 at the Butler County Engineer’s Office.
Snow plow crews will also be out Oct. 25 familiarizing themselves with plowing routes.
Butler County will begin this winter season with 13,000 tons of salt stored in two barns, each with a capacity of 6,500 tons.
The county awarded its salt contract for the upcoming winter season to Cargill Deicing Technologies, which submitted a low bid of $58 per ton, which is almost $10 less per ton than last year. This is a fixed rate so even if road salt is in high demand this winter, Butler County is locked in at that price.