How much salt is there, according to this article in the Daily Express?
the Local Government Association cautioned that everyone, including central government and the Highways Agency is going to “have to carefully manage the way they use salt”.
But there's some salt, right?
“They can only restock as fast as salt suppliers can dig salt out of the ground.”
Sounds like there's some salt, doesn't it?
Figures from late last month show they ranged from just 54 tons and 62 tons in the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets to 5,659 tons at Kent County Council. The Welsh Local Government Association said that many councils across the country have not managed to rebuild stocks since last month’s cold spell.
6,000 tons of salt in Kent. That would appear to be some salt, wouldn't it?
A Highways Agency spokesman said: “We have had a number of deliveries of salt from abroad and more are expected.
“We are managing our stocks carefully and have sufficient stock to keep motorways and strategic trunk roads open and in a safe condition through the conditions currently forecast.”
Well, all of that evidence would seem to point you in the direction of there being some salt. It would be a bit silly to then go and put a pointlessly scaremongering headline above all of this saying there was 'NO SALT', for example, because that's clearly not the case.
Aaargh! Panic! NO SALT! NO SALT AGAIN! There wasn't any salt, and now there's no salt again! If only there was salt! But no - no salt! Eeee! And here comes the snow! Looming! Looming like a big snowy devil about to kill all our children! Snow, and no salt! It'll be like the end of the fucking world, except snowier! Panic! Panic now! Run down to Sainsbury's and clear the shelves! Buy it all up now! Raid the grit bin! Steal the little sachets from motorway services! Quickly! Do it now! Now! Panic now! We're all gonna die!
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