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Is there enough road salt to go around?

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

A winter packed with all kinds of weather has some wondering if Vermont has the road salt it needs to get through the season.

Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott held a meeting on the topic in Montpelier.

He says some communities are running low while others have the supply they need.

State officials are currently taking inventory of the salt supplies across the state and seeing if resources can be pooled statewide.

The discussion also focused on potentially using sand to treat state highways.

"So we are really at this point trying to gauge what the problem is, what the storage capacity is, and looking down two or three weeks from now, whether or not we are going to have the salt to be able to fight another storm if we do run into another storm," said Steve Jeffrey with Vt. League of Cities & Towns.

"It means proactively managing your supply, ordering ahead and working very closely with the salt vendors who have committed to helping us have the material we need. The biggest thing is communication," said Scott Rogers with VTrans.

Officials say they are going to the source and finding out if suppliers are running low. Lt. Gov. Scott says the meeting was not designed to make people panic, but aimed at making sure communities are ready for the rest of the winter.

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