NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
71°
H 71° L 59°
Clear | 3MPH

Retailers, city running low on salt supplies

Feb. 27, 2008

Salt supplies are dwindling citywide.

St. Francis City Engineer Melinda Dejewski said there are many city streets that are ice covered and bumpy.

"We need to just have people drive slow - salt won't work on the ice, we're doing the best to scrape it," she said. "We're trying to keep our salt supply to the point where we're prepared for the next storm."

The city is not out of salt, but workers are blending salt with sand to stretch the supply.

"We're doing the best efforts that we can," she said.

Several area businesses, however, are out of salt for consumer purchase.

Vi Schlecht, assistant manager at Greg's True Value Hardware, said the store is completely out of salt, and supplies are not being replenished.

"Everybody I've talked to is out," she said.

Mayor Al Richards said he has visited several stores, searching for more salt without success.

"I don't know where you can buy any, even for your home," he said. "Everybody wants salt - we all need it."

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» South Shore Cinema to feature lounge, pizzeria and leather recliners 10:58 AM

» Good Samaritans help rescue woman in pond from I-43 crash Updated:  5/27

» Village of Greendale takes steps to acquire property for possible veterans memorial site 5/26

» Cedar Hills to celebrate fifth-grade artwork in annual Gallery Night 5/26

» Motorcyclist killed in Hales Corners crash 5/25

» YEA! Greendale student program seeks additional business partners 5/21

» Milwaukee County Historical Society to host Trimborn Heritage Weekend 5/20

» Local police assemble for seat belt enforcement 5/20

» Greendale Marching Band to be featured in Colder's commercial 5/20

» Department of Transportation to update local businesses about South 27th Street construction 5/19

» Oak Creek's historical society begins tour season on Memorial Day 5/18

» Oak Creek High School track now open to public Saturday mornings 5/18

» Company behind Franklin High School's new floor wins national awards for design 5/13

» Let us know about your Memorial Day event 5/13

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Massive overhaul of area conferences could be afoot 5/13

» Heart the City 5K/10K to raise awareness for area homeless 5/13

» Oak Creek Health Department to host anti-drug abuse presentation just for parents 5/12

» Winter's not through with us yet 5/12

» Caterpillar consolidating space, but no layoffs will result 5/11

» Root River Theatre Company presents "Speed-the-Plow" 5/11

» Wauwatosa woman reportedly thwarted in attempt to rob dog grooming shop 5/10

» South Milwaukee Police ask for help locating missing siblings 5/2

» Investigation: Family behind collapsed Falls building has a history of neglecting properties Updated:  5/1

» Spring into Greendale event to be held May 9 4/30

» Public invited to create Georgie Porgie's next 'burger of the month' 4/30

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT