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Millcreek Running Out of Road Salt, Asks for Help

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There is still plenty of winter left to go, and Millcreek Township is running out of road salt.  It's supplier says there's no more salt to sell to the township.

Millcreek has already used the same amount of salt it used last year.  That's about 6300 tons. Township supervisors ordered 700 more tons on January 29, and the same amount on February 4.  The salt never arrived.   Township supervisors were told yesterday that no additional salt was available.

However, it looks like PennDOT will be coming to the rescue.

"PennDOT has come up with a program that allows us to borrow salt from their supplies. That's what Millcreek, and I believe Harborcreek, is pursuing right now," said Supervisor Brian McGrath.

If PennDOT did not come to the rescue, Millcreek would have only enough salt to last through, perhaps, three more snow storms.

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