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GA, SC DOT stock up on salt, sand


Trucks with the department of transportation in Georgia and South Carolina are getting ready to treat roadways.

In Southeast Georgia, the Georgia Dept. of Transportation has 300 employees on call; 200 tons of salt; 4,083 tons of gravel; 12 pieces of snow removal equipment.

In the Lowcountry, 50 tons of salt in Jasper County delivered from Columbia on Tuesday morning. In Jasper County, the DOT will have 30 employees staffed throughout the night.  There are 18 more coming in from other counties to assist them. 

Jasper County has an estimated 70 tons of sand at the DOT office. If they run out, they have a stockpile in another location. If that supply runs out, another nearby location has sand.

Hampton County has 50 tons of salt and sand on hand to treat roadways.

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