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Desperate for salt and heat

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By Dana Griffin



PROVIDENCE, RI- It's the winter that seems to keep starting over, and over again. It's the third storm in a week and many are ready for all this snow to be over, especially now that road salt supplies are running critically low in Rhode Island.

"I'm ready for spring. I've had enough of this stuff," said Keith Hartman

As it slowly trickled down just before noon, many were struggling to get out of it. Others had no choice but to work through it.

Mail man, Keith Hartmann, said "It's pretty much the same. You know, you just got to, one step at a time stay upright, don't fall down."

Inside Benny's, the storm supply section is full of shovels, but sold out of salt. The only option is pool sand.

It's unfortunate for Kristina Degaetano who's still got a bad reminder of what happened during a storm back in December.

"It's very broken. I can't move it at all. And it's all because of ice," said Degaetano.

Her shattered wrist is motivation to not return home without that salt.

Degaetano adds, "We've tried even kitty litter but it's not working. It's not melting; my entire driveway is full of ice."

We're not expecting any major storms through to this weekend. We're actually going to see warmer temperatures.

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