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PennDOT secures more road salt

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Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:54 p.m.

PennDOT officials said Friday they secured 35,000 tons of road salt to replenish state stockpiles, including some in Pittsburgh, the Johnstown-Altoona area, and Uniontown-Washington area.

Working with the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, PennDOT issued emergency contracts for five haulers to pick up salt from a port in Delaware and deliver it to PennDOT maintenance yards. The Pittsburgh area will get about 3,000 tons of the supplies.

When the deliveries are completed in about two weeks, PennDOT will have more than 200,000 tons of salt on the ground statewide.

So far this winter, PennDOT has used 35 percent more salt than the past five winters' average usage of nearly 831,000 tons.



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