State provides salt to CT municipalities

Dump trucks dropped off thousands of tons of salt to towns and cities across the state ahead of Saturday’s storm. Many municipalities across southwestern Connecticut

Many municipalities across southwestern Connecticut have experienced a shortage of salt, meant to treat roadways for icy conditions.

Many municipalities across southwestern Connecticut have experienced a shortage of salt, meant to treat roadways for icy conditions. (2/15/14)

FAIRFIELD - Dump trucks dropped off thousands of tons of salt to towns and cities across the state ahead of Saturday’s storm.

Many municipalities across southwestern Connecticut have experienced a shortage of salt, meant to treat roadways for icy conditions. Saturday’s salt delivery came from a supply intended for the state. State officials say they have plenty of salt, while towns’ supplies have been depleted.

The state sold what was delivered for $60 per ton in 22 municipalities, including Norwalk and Fairfield.

Over 120 tons of salt were delivered to Norwalk, according to public works crews. Fairfield DPW officials say they were expecting 490 tons of salt, but a backlog of orders has slowed the delivery process. 

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