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UPDATE: City Finds Enough Salt To Last The Winter

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UPDATE (4:59 p.m.)

The city of Williamston just announced that they've bought some salt from another municipality and they should have enough to last the rest of the season.

 

ORIGINAL STORY (2:36 p.m.)

Got salt?

The city of Williamston could use some.

The city says it has "exhausted" its salt reserve and will only take care of main intersections.

Officials are asking people to use "extreme caution" while driving around the city, and to stay off the roads if possible.

Williamston usually uses 250 to 300 tons of salt a year. As of today, they've already used 400 tons.

The city of 4,000 is about 20 miles east of Lansing.

The public works director says the city only has a couple truck loads left for the rest of the season, and because of the heavy snows this winter, they're having trouble finding more.

Many local stores have run short or run out of salt because of the ice and snow storms that have plagued mid-Michigan this winter.

Reporter Nick Perreault is working this story and will have more details tonight on 6 News.

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