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Salt Shortage 

State officials are sounding a warning

that supplies of road salt are running low across the state.

Dave Bernhardt of the Maine Department of Transportation says

there are three suppliers for the entire state, and their

stockpiles are either critically low or depleted.

Unless the state can go two weeks without storms, he says the

salt supplies will be too low to treat all 4,300 miles of state

roads.

The DOT says if necessary it will treat secondary roads with

sand instead of salt, meaning the snowpack will linger longer on

those roads until the temperatures warm up.