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Salt barges arrive in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Two ships have arrived in Milwaukee carrying 50,000 tons of salt.

Snowstorms have hit early and often, causing a nationwide salt shortage.  With the shortage, some communities have started mixing sand with salt.  The City of Milwaukee has already used 62,000 tons of salt, that's 5,000 tons more than they use in a typical winter. 

The salt shipment that arrived Wednesday morning at the Port of Milwaukee is to be distributed throughout the state.
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