State provides salt to CT municipalities

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.

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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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