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Officials Say Salt Supply Is Okay

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - This winter's ice storms, snow storms and sub-zero temperatures are making it difficult to keep up with mother nature, especially on the roads.

Director of public service for the City of Lansing, Chad Gamble, says they haven't run out, even though salt has been spread almost daily this January.

"We have run low a couple times and had to go to an emergency supply of salt," says Gamble. "But we have always had salt and--thank god--not had to ration any salt this year."

Gamble says the city has a great relationship with their salt suppliers in Detroit, who re-deliver almost immediately after a salt-distributing event.

Bill Conklin, managing director of the Ingham County Road Commission, also says that the salt supplier has been keeping up with deliveries, so he's not concerned. "We anticipate when we're running low and we order back-up deliveries," says Conklin.

Conklin says that Ingham is getting multiple truck-loads of salt a week from Detroit.

"There's of course plenty of salt down in the mines down below Detroit," he says. "It's just a matter of getting it above the surface, mining it, and getting it delivered to all the cities and road commissions that need it."

Both Conklin and Gamblin say their people are ready for more icy conditions. They don't foresee a salt shortage any time soon.

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