Connecticut governor declares salt emergency

By Christine Stuart

HARTFORD, Conn. – It was the 12th winter storm this season and the road salt shortage prompted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to declare a state of emergency Thursday evening.

The state has enough salt left to clear its highways and roads through one more storm. The state is down to 15 to 20 tons, which is the necessary amount for one storm.

The salt shortage is a “regional problem” but the region is a lot larger than normal because it includes places like South Carolina and Georgia, which normally don’t deal with these types of winter storms, Malloy said at a 5 p.m. media briefing.

He said the state expects a delivery of salt within the next 24 to 48 hours and it will be distributed to entities that have contractual rights to it. The state is one of those parties.

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