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Maumee low on salt

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The Maumee city salt dome is usually filled to the roof.   The city starts each winter with 4,000 tons of salt.

But this has been a very snowy and icy winter and the city only has 400 tons left.

So now Maumee has to be *very careful* how it uses what it has.

Joe Camp, the Director of Public Service in the City of Maumee says crews will ration what is left.
"We're spreading it only on primaries.  We will probably only going to spread no more than 150-tons (for this storm) to get us through the balance of the winter."

Maumeey has 240-lane miles and while residential streets won't get any salt they will be plowed.

But tonight's storm could take half of the salt the city has left.

Maumee cannot buy more salt because suppliers do not have any. 

Next year, Maumee will have to replenish it 4,000 ton supply.  But with demand up from communities all across Ohio the cost could mean an additional $88,000 to taxpayers.

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