LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Thanks to an ‘El Nino’ weather pattern, the warm temperatures have been both a blessing and a curse.
The Ingham County Road Commission says it’s saving tens of thousands of dollars in road maintenance costs. Savings that may eventually be applied further down the road.
Here in Mid-Michigan it’s the land of green and white and this season road and maintenance crews are thanking they lucky stars they’re saving a lot of green and not seeing as much white.
That’s especially when it comes to salt.
“This year we’ve used about 52-thousand dollars worth, a typical December which is also what we used last year at this time was about 100-thousand dollars worth,” said Ingham County Road Commissioner Bill Conklin.