High Demand For Salt

salt truckLYNDON- With these past few snow storms hitting the Northeast Kingdom there has been a high demand for salt. All towns have been struggling to find enough salt to cover all their roads and sidewalks. Having the storms come in parts and not just all at once has made it more difficult for the towns. The town of Lyndon had to find a new vendor to get their salt from American Rock Salt out of Mt. Morris, New York.

"So all of us are in the same boat asking for more because of the amount of ice that we've had and they're out so we're scrambling for other venues for the salt and that you kind of have to deal with the pricing." Said Lyndon Municipal Administrator Justin Smith. The town's budget for all the plowing and salt is at about the same as last year's budget. So these storms haven't made a significant impact financially. "We're actually, on the town side not too far off from last year. I think last year we were 33 percent expended through our budget and then this year we're 31 percent so we're not that far off from last year."

 

 

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