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City street crews using a lot of salt this winter


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Snow falls like one we saw on Saturday have left city street crews with very little down time so far this winter.

And that's taken their salt supply down. The Eau Claire Street Department says that the small dustings of snow have caused them to use more salt than they expected.

"It's not a concern right now but it's something we have to leave our eye on no matter what time of the winter. We track how much we use every operation so we know what our supply is," says Steve Thompson, the Eau Claire Street Department Manager.

The street department said that if salt supply becomes a concern they will start to use more sand, instead, to keep traction on roads.

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