Trucks take turns backing into the salt shed to test their equipment.
Crews fill a salt truck before adjusting the spreader mechanism to throw a predetermined amount of salt. Before winter every year, salt trucks are checked out and drivers sent on dry runs to make sure they know their routes.
State Division of Highways safety officer Shane Hudnall (left) talks with head mechanic Jeremy Hudnall as mechanics try to figure out what's wrong with Melanie Cobb's (left, rear) salt truck. Crews checked out salt trucks for Kanawha and surrounding counties on Thursday in preparation for the upcoming winter snow season.
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DOH workers fill salt trucks for calibration as they prepare for a 'dry run' on the salt routes.