The first of nine ships bringing hundreds of thousands of tons of road salt has arrived at the Port of Baltimore as the region prepares for another big snowstorm.
The ship carrying 40,000 tons of salt arrived Monday and Rukert Terminals President John Coulter says the next ship is due Sunday.
Coulter says the rock salt and solar salt from Mexico and Chile will be distributed to agencies in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The nine shipments are arriving over the next two weeks. Coulter says this is a restocking operation and it is unusual that nine ships would come in such a short time.
Montgomery County spokeswoman Esther Bowring says the county is constantly restocking supplies. She says the county has 100 trucks going back and forth to the docks in Baltimore to pick up more salt and sand.