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Road salt company describes supply at critical level

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CORTLAND, Ohio - As road crews in the Valley prepare for another onslaught of snow and ice, some departments say that supplies of road salt are getting low.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says that the supply at the North Lima outpost is nearly gone, with only one-fourth of the salt dome filled.

ODOT employees say they have salt to handle the predicted storm, however supplies will be low after that.

The city of Cortland's web site says crews will be only treating the main streets and hills in an effort to conserve the salt supply.  They have been unable to get an additional 125 tons of salt delivered from current supplier, Morton Salt, and attempts to obtain salt from other sources have been unsuccessful.

An e-mail from Morton Salt to Cortland Administrative Assistant Terri Barnovsky says that Morton does not have additional salt available. The email says that the remaining inventory must be supplied to customers that have not exceeded their allotment. The email from Morton concludes by saying that, "inventory levels are very critical."

21 News left a message with Morton's media contact for comment, but as of Tuesday afternoon there had been no response.

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