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Shortage of salt is a concern

Agencies in a pinch as harsh weather has created a demand

February 28, 2014

ELKINS — Heavy snows, frigid temperatures and frozen roads this winter have put many local agencies in a pinch by creating a road salt shortage....

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Feb-28-14 11:01 AM

In Pennsylvania they take a water truck and hose off their bridges with water when the weather warms up. One reason that their bridges are in better condition than ours.

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Feb-28-14 7:21 AM

Wait a second; didn't I just read an article a month ago where JF Allen stated no worries...plenty of salt; and they have no problem getting more?

Appears the ONLY problem is Elkins just doesn't want to order anymore salt!

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Feb-28-14 6:45 AM

Um, let's see, a shortage of salt. Hey, how about the state contacting US Salt Corporation in Saltville, VA and ordering more salt? We order 46,000lbs of it at a time and it comes in all the time. Oh, wait, that's Sodium Chloride, not Calcium Chloride, you know, the one that rots your vehicles out at about three times the rate of Sodium Chloride. Ever stop to think about why our roads are show white after the roads are melted off? Never saw that with Sodium Chloride, only after they switched to Calcium Chloride. Now you know why your vehicles rust down in just a few years, not to mention Calcium Chloride soaks into the metal and is nearly impossible to wash off at the car wash.

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