The city of Steubenville ran out of salt in the middle of a winter storm but the state came to the rescue.
The salt shortage led to the closings of two main connectors, but they are back open as of Friday morning. However, the predicted weather of ice and snow may lead to those two roads closing again Friday night.
The city is waiting on 1,200 tons of salt that it ordered this week, and the delivery may not come until Saturday.
Currently, city road crews are getting salt from the state Department of Transportation's garage in Wintersville.
The John Scott Highway connector and the Lovers Lane connector to Route 22 opened Friday morning after being shut down for about five hours overnight.
Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty said city leaders decided to close those roads in order to treat the rest of the city streets. He said those two roads take up a lot of salt.
Street Superintendent Joe DeSantis said the 1,200 tons of salt was order from Morton Salt in Cleveland, but the company said severe weather in Indiana and Wisconsin is using a lot of its supplies.
McCafferty said he can't remember if the closing of the two connectors has ever been done before, and that the city will pay back the state Department of Transportation for the salt they borrowed.