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Winter weather making a dent in salt supplies

By: Cheryl Glassford Email
By: Cheryl Glassford Email

"We have a couple palates (of salt) left," said Mick Kabalen, manager at the Lowe's in Hamburg.

He says keeping salt in stock has been quite a task lately.

The manager says the recent winter storms - with more to come - have put the pressure on their stores.

"The way the weather is coming through," Kabalen said, "It's been demanding on us."

Most of the salt sold at area Lowe's locations comes through his store first.

"We'll have it all here and they'll allocate it out so people will be able to supply their needs," Kabalen said.

It's not just area stores that are selling out of salt quick. The weather has also put a dent in salt supplies for some county road departments.

"The past couple of days we've used a good amount of salt," said Sam Williams, director of Fayette County road department.

Newsfirst contacted several counties in the Central Kentucky area.

Jessamine, Scott and Bourbon reported no problems with their supply. However Madison, Anderson, Estill, and Fayette counties all say their supplies are continuing to dwindle while they wait on more shipments to arrive.

"We've evaluated where we're at and as a matter of fact this morning we've placed an order with our supplier," said Williams.

So whether it's salt need on the roads, or on store shelves, the winter weather has taken its toll.

"It's been an experience," said Kabalen.


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