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State Seeks Federal Help With Salt Supply

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Salt supply, South Windsor (Courtesy Chief Matthew Reed)

Salt supply, South Windsor (Courtesy Chief Matthew Reed)

After a dozen storms this winter,  Connecticut is down to a single-storm supply of salt for highways,  about 15 to 20 tons.  Governor Dannel Malloy told a 5:00 p.m.briefing at the Emergency Operations Center that a new delivery is expected in the next day or so,   and the state will ask for more.  But he says other states — including those which ordinarily don’t use large quantities of road salt — are closer to the supply, and will be seeking to buy salt as well. He says paperwork is being prepared to ask for federal assistance.

The governor says some Connecticut municipalities are running low as well, and are turning to the state for help.  He says preparations are underway to ask for federal help

Malloy also called for a one-hour delay in arrival time for state workers on Friday.

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