LAKEWOOD -- City streets in this west-side suburb are plowed, but a thin layer of snow remains -- namely because their salt supply is so low, they can't get the job done properly.
"We need salt, and we're not getting it," Mayor Mike Summers tells Channel 3. "Our vendor, Morton Salt of Chicago, can't produce the product fast enough. We asked for 2,200 tons, and we've only received 900 tons. That, plus we've had a winter with a lot of mini snow-events this winter that has increased demand for salt in Lakewood."
They're hoping for a booster shot of salt Tuesday -- an additional 200 tons -- but in the meantime the Lakewood salt dome has a dangerously low supply.
"We've been begging and borrowing from neighboring suburbs, but there just isn't enough to go around," Summers said.