City experiences salt shortage following latest snowstorm

It's been a rough day for commuters in the Hudson Valley today, but city officials in Yonkers say that help is on the way.

Mayor Mike Spano assured residents that Department of Public Works crews will be out sanding and salting until the job is completed.

Mayor Mike Spano assured residents that Department of Public Works crews will be out sanding and salting until the job is completed. (3/6/15)

YONKERS - It's been a rough day for commuters in the Hudson Valley today, but city officials in Yonkers say that help is on the way.

Many people in Yonkers are frustrated and wondering why the roads in their neighborhoods are still so treacherous.

News 12 spoke with Yonkers DPW Commissioner Thomas Meier who says that the reason is that the city is low on salt.

Officials say that another reason for the shortage is that the city has had trouble getting the salt from their supplier in New Jersey. But Mayor Spano says that he reached out to Gov. Cuomo and an emergency supply of 650,000 tons of salt has arrived and crews are already out on the streets.

With crews out salting the streets, residents should see relief by the end of the day.

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