(CBS) – One south suburb worries about road salt. Last year, Homewood ran out because there was so much snow.

This year, city officials have a different problem: Will the salt arrive in time?

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CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

The salt on hand at the Homewood Public Works Department is ready to go. But after last year’s brutal weather depleted supplies there’s a new concern.

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The salt comes by barge down the Calumet River. This year, the O’Brien Locks that open to Lake Calumet are closed for repairs from now until mid-December and then again from mid-January until March.

“Once again, it’s Mother Nature. You never know. We’re prepared for it and we’ll make the best of it,” Public Works Director John Schaefer says.


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