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MoDOT Prepares For The Next Winter Storm

The state of Missouri is shipping fresh supplies to storage barns in Kansas City, but there is no guarantee there will be enough to last until spring.

A tractor trailer loaded with salt pulled into a Lee’s Summit storage dome Thursday within minutes of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's arrival for a press conference.

The dome was last filled six weeks ago, but it was virtually empty after recent snowstorms.

Missouri Department of Transportation Director, David Nichols says salt is being shipped into and then around the state to meet demand.

"There is a supply coming in but it’s not coming in as fast as it's getting used all across the country,” says Nichols.

Nichols says MoDOT moves salt around the state as needed, so no area runs out.

Nixon says he's been assured by National Weather Service that snow expected in the next week will be much lighter than the last winter storm.

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