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Salt Shortage Taking Big Toll Across Area

For Hempfield Township’s director of Public Works, this morning’s road salt supply numbers were scary.

02/14/2014

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Hempfield Rescinds Emergency Declaration As Conditions Improve

The unrelenting winter weather has led to emergency declarations.

02/14/2014

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Dwindling Salt Supplies Prompt Emergency Declarations In 2 Communities

Two communities in Westmoreland County have imposed declarations of emergency, restricting travel on local roads and reducing posted speed limits.

02/13/2014

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Many Municipalities Salting Roads After Snow As Supplies Run Short

The sunshine was a blessing Friday for those living out the battle of the salt.

02/07/2014

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Road Salt Shortages Due, In Part, To Ice On Rivers & Great Lakes

More communities are reporting tight road salt supplies, and there’s still more than a month left before winter wraps up, at least according to the calendar.

02/06/2014

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Harsh Winter Has Municipalities Struggling To Stretch Salt Supplies

It may look like Bethel Park has an abundant supply of salt heading into this latest winter storm, but the drain on the supply has been wide open lately.

02/04/2014

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Westmoreland Co. Deals With Dire Salt Shortage

The salt situation in Westmoreland County was dire last week.

02/03/2014

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Slight Warm Up Has People Headed To Car Wash

It almost seemed like spring, even though temperatures hovered in the 20s.

01/30/2014

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Winter Supplies Running Low In Prolonged Arctic Blast

Evey True Value hit the equivalent of the salt Powerball jackpot overnight.

01/29/2014

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Salt Shortage Has Some Municipalities In Conservation Mode

Crews across the area are still cleaning up from the weekend snow and now, more snow is falling. However, the big problem is a salt shortage.

01/27/2014

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Winter Supplies Becoming Harder To Find

The prolonged cold and repeated bursts of snow are really doing a number on hardware supplies this winter.

01/23/2014

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Frigid Temps, Nuisance Snow Taking Toll On Local Salt Supply

It’s the only thing between us and gridlock each winter – salt. And most days, since Thanksgiving, road crews have been out there spreading.

01/22/2014

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Chemicals Used To De-Ice Roads Causing Spike In Tire Problems

The cold weather may be gone for now, but it’ll be back again – sooner rather than later since it’s not even mid-January.

01/10/2014

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Beet Juice, Molasses, Even Cheese Brine Being Used To Treat Frozen Roadways

A splash of beet juice, a dollop of molasses, a squeeze of cheese brine. In the coldest weather, the recipe for safer roads often goes beyond the usual sprinkling of salt.

01/07/2014

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PennDOT Preparing Roads For Snow Storm

PennDOT driver Frank Caruso is one of many road crews gearing up for the inclement weather expected to hit our region.

11/25/2013

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