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Pass The Salt? Delaware Says No

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Transportation officials in Delaware say they have turned down requests from other states for road salt.
    
James Westhoff, a spokesman for the Delaware Department of Transportation, said Wednesday evening that as a snowstorm approached, salt stockpiles were 80 percent full.
    
He says the 36,000 tons are enough for this winter blast and at least two more snow events of the same size.
    
Westhoff says DelDOT has received requests from other states for salt as snowy, icy weather continues to torment areas from the Deep South into New England.
    
Delaware has refused those requests, he says, because there is a shortage in the Mid-Atlantic region, and must be judicious in its use of resources. Westhoff says a salt shipment expected on Feb. 25 has been delayed until March 7th.

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