Wintry mix may blow back into Tennessee Valley

photo Staff Photo by John Rawlston Chattanooga Department of Public Works employees restock sand in the storage facility just off 11th Street where they received 500 tons on Wednesday. The city stores salt, sand and a mixture of the two at the facility, in addition to brine solution to battle icy road conditions.

As forecasters say more snow could fall across the area Monday, road crews hope their salt supplies can hold out through another storm.

Chattanooga Public Works Assistant Director Tony Boyd said Friday afternoon that salt supplies for the city were "dwindling fast."

Boyd said the normal formula to put on the road is an equal mix of salt and sand. He said due to the shortage in salt they changed the mix they use to three parts sand to one part salt to make the salt last longer.