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What’s Left of Westport’s Salt Supply

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The salt supply today at the Westport Department of Public Works highway garage on the Sherwood Island Connector. DPW Director Steve Edwards said, “Essentially we’re very low on salt, and we had to limit our use last night.” The state is assisting municipalities in getting more supplies. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport Going Easy on the Salt

By James Lomuscio

A tough winter has made road salt a rare commodity, causing Westport’s Department of Public Works (DPW) to ration it to get through the next storm predicted to dump three to four inches of snow Saturday, Steve Edwards, director, said today.

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Westport DPW workers prepared for a storm two months ago. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

“Essentially we’re very low on salt, and we had to limit our use last night,” Edwards said. “That’s why you’ll still notice some areas where it is not as spotless out there. We’re rationing it.”

According to Edwards, his department put down 300 tons of salt Thursday, less than what would have been preferred. That is becuase the DPW only has 350 tons left, and restocking proves difficult.

“The governor has put out a statement that the state is out of salt, so we’re having a tough time finding (it),” he said.

Friday,  February 14, 2014


9 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Arts Advisory Committee Canceled
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “On the Wire: Veiled Rebellion” by Lynsey Addario
10 a.m. – Westport Arts Center – ArtCafé Canceled
10 a.m. – Westport Library – Maker-in-Residence Gar Waterman: Designing & Building a Mobile Office
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport” & “Can’t Tell a Book by its Cover … “
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
6 p.m. – Westport Weston Family Y – Teen Night
8 p.m. – MTC MainStage Studio Theatre (246 Post Road East) – “God of Carnage”
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “The Crucible”

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