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Salt supplies distributed by state to municipalities

With another winter storm under the region's belt, municipalities have gotten some help from the state on road salt deliveries. 


The state Department of Transportation has distributed nearly 5,000 tons of salt to 42 cities and towns to replenish supplies.  Deliveries continued yesterday and brought the distribution total to over 5,000.  An additional 45,000 tons of salt is expected to be delivered this weekend to the Port of New Haven by International Salt.  


In the Greater Danbury area, Weston took delivery from the state of 65 tons, Monroe 97 tons, and Danbury 200 tons.  100 tons of salt each were distributed to Beacon Falls, Redding, Roxbury and Washington.


DOT Commissioner James Redecker says with the long winter, the state's stockpiles have been lower, but not to a point where application rates had to be restricted.  The relief package was announced on Friday as a stop-gap measure. 


During yesterday's smaller storm, State Police responded to over 1,100 accidents on the highways and helped 160 drivers who had spinouts or were stuck in snow banks.

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