State Supplies Towns With Extra Road Salt

By Bob Connors
|  Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014  |  Updated 6:07 PM EDT
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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:

  • Municipality              Tons Received
  • Weston                              65
  • Monroe                              97
  • Branford                            101
  • North Haven                     100
  • Bethany                             101
  • Haddam                            103
  • Meriden                             200
  • Berlin                                 179
  • Canton                              174
  • East Haddam                  95
  • Marlborough                    100
  • Burlington                        100
  • East Hartford                   400
  • New Britain                      200
  • Somers                            100
  • Suffield                             100
  • Avon                                  99
  • Farmington                      100
  • Granby                              60
  • Wethersfield                    100
  • Vernon                              70
  • East Granby                    100
  • New Britain                     200
  • Hartford                           200
  • Bloomfield                      25
  • Mansfield                        50
  • Bozrah                             48
  • Thompson                     94
  • Colchester                     80
  • New London                 200
  • Mashantucket Nation 100
  • Litchfield                       100
  • Redding                        100
  • Torrington                      57
  • Washington                  100
  • Winsted                         99
  • Danbury                        200
  • Wolcott                          100
  • Beacon Falls               100
  • Middlebury                   100
  • Sharon                         54
  • Roxbury                       100

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