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.
"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."
Created: February 07, 2018 05:29 PM
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