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Cedar Rapids gets salt delivery for winter weather

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Cedar Rapids got a delivery of salt Friday -- the final step in the  city's winter weather preparedness.

The city had been using leftover salt until this point -- it wasn't without salt for the early snowfalls. It  also keeps 10,000 gallons of brine on hand.

Following the delivery, crews began mixing some of the salt with sand so that it's ready for whenever street crews need it.

Cedar Rapids uses about 9,000 tons of salt and 7,000 tons of sand each winter. Typically, the city sees 25-30 snow events.

There's about 90 snow plows in Cedar Rapids to clear more than 1,300 miles of city streets.

 

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