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Record Month For Snow, With More On The Way Leaves Salt In Short Supply

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Marta Leiva  salts the snow. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) FILE PHOTO

Marta Leiva salts the snow. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) FILE PHOTO

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FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – We have a winter weather advisory in southeast Michigan until midnight tonight and the snow is falling with several inches of snow expected.

WWJ’s Beth Fisher reports that with the record snowfall in January, it’s causing a shortage of salt.

Places like Angelo’s Supplies in Farmington Hills and Wixom is having trouble keeping salt on the shelves as are many other stores. Angelo’s manager Skully Tuning says they’ve been very busy.

“Salt is a very tough thing to come by right now, there’s other states that normally don’t get snow and they are getting it,” he said.

Tuning says they’re okay with their bulk salt … but says what they really need is a two to three-week snow break so then maybe the salt companies could get caught up.

Unfortunately, we don’t see that happening anytime soon.

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s.

Check the CBS Detroit weather page for the extended forecast and up-to-the-minute information.

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