SEE LIST OF TOWNS: State delivers road salt to CT towns with short supplies

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has distributed nearly 5,000 tons of road salt to 40 Connecticut cities and towns, including four municipalities in Fairfield County, as well as the Mashantucket Tribal Nation. (See a complete list at the end of this article.)

The communities need the salt to replenish diminishing local supplies caused by an unusually harsh winter season.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

Last Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a relief package, prepared by DOT, to address shortages and provide immediate assistance with stop-gap supplies of salt to municipalities and tribal nations across the state.

“Our municipalities have turned to us for help and ConnDOT has done a great job of stepping up and getting salt to the cities and towns that were facing shortages,” Malloy said.

“These non-stop storms have put a severe strain on local supplies and budgets, but we are committed to working together to get through this and keep every mile of roadway safe and passable,” he said.

 

State agency has plenty of salt

James P. Redeker, state DOT commissioner, said ConnDOT has never been short on salt this winter. “We are receiving another shipment of salt today and continue to be in a good position for the remainder of the winter season,” Redeker said Tuesday.

ConnDOT currently has adequate supplies of road salt, with an additional 45,000 tons of salt to be delivered this weekend to the Port of New Haven by International Salt.

International Salt is continuing to distribute road salt to private contractors in the state, but has made a business decision to control their supply to ensure that ConnDOT and municipalities have levels adequate enough to handle the season’s storm activity.

 

Who got the road salt

The following list includes the municipalities and tribal nation (in alphabetical order) and amount of road salt each received:

 

FAIRFIELD COUNTY:

Danbury, 200 tons

Monroe, 97 tons

Redding, 100 tons

Weston, 65 tons

 

ELSEWHERE IN THE STATE:

Avon, 99 tons

Beacon Falls, 100 tons

Berlin, 179 tons

Bethany, 101 tons

Bloomfield, 25 tons

Bozrah, 48 tons

Branford, 101 tons

Burlington, 100 tons

Canton, 174 tons

Colchester, 80 tons

East Granby, 100 tons

East Haddam, 95 tons

East Hartford, 400 tons

Farmington, 100 tons

Granby, 60 tons

Haddam, 103 tons

Hartford, 200 tons

Litchfield, 100 tons

Mansfield, 50 tons

Marlborough, 100 tons

Mashantucket Tribal Nation (Foxwoods), 100 tons

Meriden, 200 tons

Middlebury, 100 tons

New Britain, 200 tons

North Haven, 100 tons

New London, 200 tons

Roxbury, 100 tons

Sharon, 54 tons

Somers, 100 tons

Suffield, 100 tons

Torrington, 57 tons

Thompson, 94 tons

Vernon, 70 tons

Washington, 100 tons

Wethersfield, 100 tons

Winsted, 99 tons

Wolcott, 100 tons

 

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