Road Salt? EG Has Just Enough To ‘Scrap By’

by | Mar 1, 2014

Winter, refusing to bow to March and its own inevitable decline, is promising more snow-sleet-freezing rain Sunday night into Monday. East Greenwich has got “just enough to scrap by,” said Town Manager Tom Coyle Friday.

“We should make it, but we’re going to be cutting it really close,” he said.

The entire state is under a road salt diet. The unusually cold, snowy winter has depleted normal supplies. International Salt, the state’s provider, has said a shipment should arrive in Providence by March 5 – Wednesday. 

“Due to the current winter storm predictions and the present national salt shortage, roads are anticipated to be extremely hazardous Sunday evening through Monday night,” said a spokesman for the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Friday. “At this time, plan travel arrangements accordingly and be prepared to refrain from unnecessary driving throughout the duration of the winter storm event. Anticipate reduced speeds and low visibility. Please use caution and have patience while traveling.” 

In EG, Coyle said, “if the snow starts later in the evening, the guys will plow and then towards the morning, they will lay down the salt.”

That salt we are so in need of? It’s coming from the Bahamas, where temperatures will reach 80 today. 




we were supposed a delivery monday or tuesday so we’ve just got enough to scrap by.

what we’re going to do is, I thin


I think we’re going to see when the storm starts.

if it starts later in the evening, the guys will plow and then towards the morning, they will lay down the salt.


They’ve got to use it sparingly.

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