The city of Jackson no longer will use cinders to combat winter snow accumulation on roadways they will now use deicing salt instead. The board of aldermen authorized the purchase of up to 300 tons of deicing salt Monday night. Public Works director Rodney Bollinger explained via email Monday that the city of Jackson has been steadily moving away from using since 2013. Street crews also have begun adding liquid calcium chloride — salt brine — to the roads as a pre-treatment element on city roadways known to be hazardous. Places that feature steep slopes or shaded areas such as West Main Street in the Central Business District require more attention than others. Bollinger said the city prepares and stores the brine mixture in-house at the Street Department facility. The reason the transition is taking some time is that they need to purchase the rock salt in large quantities and keep it in storage. But last year the city constructed a new salt storage facility for approximately 400 tons of deicing salt at the Street Department facility. The city will buy its salt from Cargill Inc. of North Olmsted, Ohio, at $68.70 per pound.