After snowstorm, Stamford is not so salty
Stamford officials say there's a shortage in the city's road salt stockpile following last week's snowstorm. They say crews have been working around the clock since Thursday to deal with the issue.
After about a foot of snow fell during the storm, crews had to use a lot of salt to treat the roads.
Officials say they like to keep the salt supply amount at least halfway full at all times, but budget cuts are preventing that from happening. They say it takes about a month for more funds to be approved, which can be frustrating.
"It's not a good process, and I'm working with the board to make it a little more efficient because Mother Nature doesn't give you that leeway to wait for a meeting and then wait for a delivery," says Thomas Turk, traffic and road maintenance supervisor.
Officials say they have enough salt for about two more storms and that a new supply should arrive soon.