DOT getting delivery of salt to prep roads for coming winter storm

02/10/2014 12:31 PM

02/10/2014 12:32 PM

Salt used to treat roads during ice and snow storms is being delivered to S.C. Department of Transportation maintenance yards in anticipation of the state’s second large winter storm this year.

Deliveries were being made Monday and will continue through Wednesday, said Pete Poore, a spokesman for the DOT.

In the event the DOT runs low on salt and brine to treat roads, the agency has plenty of sand, as well as plows to maintain major roads, he said.

But Poore said the only way the agency would run low on salt and brine would be if “our vendors’ trucks can’t travel on the roads.’’

It was not immediately known how much salt the agency used during the January snow storm.

More information on preparations for the storm is expected later Monday.

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