Towns desperately short on salt to spread on snowy roads now have a replenished supply of it, thanks to the Department of Transportation.
As of Tuesday morning, the state DOT has delivered nearly 5,000 tons of road salt to 42 Connecticut cities and towns, according to the Office of Gov. Dannel Malloy.
The state has not had a shortage of salt this season, though its stockpile has been lower than in past years. The DOT worked out a plan last week to deliver additional salt to cities and towns that needed it.
"Our municipalities have turned to us for help and ConnDOT has done a great job of stepping up and getting salt to the cities and towns that were facing shortages," Malloy said in a statement.
The DOT is expecting a delivery of an additional 45,000 tons of salt to the Port of New Haven this weekend.
Department of Transportation commissioner James Redeker said the state and municipalities should have an adequate supply of road salt to last through the end of the winter season.
Here is a look at which municipalities received salt and how much they received: