Troy deals with residents taking road salt for personal use

February 07, 2018 05:29 PM

TROY - When the snow started falling Wednesday morning, NewsChannel 13 got a call that Troy was running out of road salt.

NewsChannel 13 checked with the Department of Public Works and were told that was not true. However, we discovered a whole other problem. People were pulling up in their personal vehicles and helping themselves to the salt while crews were busy loading the salt trucks.

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"People will come in and take a five-gallon pail and fill it up. We had one guy in here with a garbage can in the back of his truck, shoveling it in there, which we can't have," explained Sean Hooley, the garage supervisor.

The mayor's office sent NewsChannel 13 a statement, saying in the past city residents were permitted access to road salt stored at the facility, but that the long-standing practice was recently discontinued to "ensure a safe work environment for employees and members of the public."


WNYT Staff

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