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Low salt supplies worried Florence road crews

The city can only store as much salt as they can keep covered. The city can only store as much salt as they can keep covered.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

The City of Florence barely made it through this week's winter storm, with city leaders fearing they would run out of salt to treat the roads if conditions worsened.

The city can only store as much salt as they can keep covered, so when they were forced to use more than half of their supply on Monday night and early Tuesday morning, crews were nervous about the rest of the storm.

Road crews spread six loads of salt on slick spots in the city – a total of 25 tons. Crews said they are lucky conditions didn't get as bad as they could have. They had plenty of sand to spread, just running low on salt. Leaders said they notified state department of transportation officials in case they needed help.

"In Florence we actually used almost half of our salt supply, and most of it on Monday. We were real nervous that if it got as bad as it did, we would run out of salt before we got the roads cleaned up," said David Knooce.

City leaders said they have ordered more salt and will replenish their supplies on Monday.

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