CLEVELAND - The extra cold and snowy winter has taken a toll on local salt supplies and attempts at restocking salt haven't worked out.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has moved onto plan B after an effort to secure salt for communities running low produced no bids at all.
ODOT tried to buy 150,000 tons of salt to help aid neighborhoods dealing with a shortage, but the 10 day window closed on Friday with no salt companies bidding.
The State of Ohio has used more than 880,000 tons of salt since the start of winter and that doesn't even account for local government usage.
ODOT says it is now looking at other ways to try and get salt into a state running low with more winter still to come.