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Some Cities Dealing With Shortage Of Road Salt

Reported: Feb. 15, 2014 10:36 PM EST
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HUNTNGTON, W.Va. (Dan Matics) -- We just can't seem to catch a break from the snow, and all the white stuff is now creating a major problem that could put your safety at risk.

Salt is an important staple this time of year, helping to melt snow and ice covering the roads to make driving safe for you.

But with so much snow this winter season, some major cities are now running seriously short on salt supply.

Right now, Huntington has 150 tons of salt, which is below the amount the city would like to have.

However, officials said that's been plenty to get them through this latest storm.

The warm-up expected this coming week will allow the city to get another shipment of salt for anything else Mother Nature has in store this winter.

However, some people who spoke to Eyewitness News said they were getting used to driving in the slush and ice.

“You don't hit the gas,” Jeff Leeberry of Huntington said. “You don’t hit the brake. You let your momentum take you, and we don’t have a problem.”



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