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
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.