Friday, February 14, 2014
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced a relief package prepared by the Connecticut Department of Transportation for all municipalities across the state facing road salt shortages after tackling 12 snow and ice storms this winter season.
Malloy on Thursday night officially requested an emergency disaster declaration from President Obama to address a potential municipal salt shortage which he said may aid in procurement of salt for the state’s municipalities and tribal nations.
“These consecutive, long-duration events have challenged the resources of towns throughout Connecticut, in terms of stretched budgets and inventory of salt to treat road systems,” Malloy said today.
Malloy asked the Department of Transportation to develop a plan to provide immediate assistance with stop-gap supplies of salt to towns across the state. As of noon today, 22 municipalities had requested assistance, the governor said.
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