City in a pinch when it comes to salt
The winter forecast in Newport? Slippery.
A shortage of road salt and the resulting price hike has forced Newport Public Works to purchase just half the tonnage this year it typically would, and that means less salt -- and more ice -- on the city's streets this winter.
Heavier snow in many parts of the United States last winter meant heavier demand this year as public works operations across the country prepared again for snow to fly.