It has taken roughly two- and a half-years' worth of salt—about 200–400 tons for each snow "event"—to get Lemont through the first 38 days of winter (and 19 snowfalls). With about 50 days to go until the official start of spring, the supply is dwindling at 400 tons, said Mayor Brian Reaves during a Jan. 27 board meeting.
"No one will sell us more salt," Reaves said. "I don't feel we will ever run out of salt, but it's getting close."
Reaves is currently working to find extra salt to replenish Lemont's supply.
"It's not just us," Reaves said. "Everyone in the area is beginning to feel the pinch."