If today’s lineups are anything to go by you might want to get to fire stations early tomorrow to get your hands on some free salt.
The City of Vancouver made snow and ice-melting salt available free of charge at 10 fire stations beginning at 9 am on Wednesday morning, but residents who had lined up around the block were left disappointed as supplies ran out in minutes.
“Well, all of the halls had salt delivered and all the salt disappeared within eight (to) 45 minutes,” Vancouver Fire Assistant Chief John Dennis told Daily Hive.
The supplies were replenished in the afternoon but those too quickly disappeared as Vancouverites attempted to get ready with more snow on the way this weekend. One person even took to selling a bucket of the free salt on Craigslist for $80.
But if you didn’t get your hands on a supply of sodium today then you might have better luck tomorrow when the City re-ups its stocks with fresh deliveries in the morning and afternoon.
— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) January 4, 2017
Residents are advised to bring their own bucket and shovel to the fire stations and take a maximum of one small bucket.
Free salt can be found at the following fire stations:
- Fire Hall #3 – 2801 Quebec Street
- Fire Hall #4 – 1475 W. 10th Avenue
- Fire Hall #7 – 1090 Haro Street
- Fire Hall #12 – 2460 Balaclava Street
- Fire Hall #13 – 4013 Prince Albert Street
- Fire Hall #14 – 2804 Venables Street
- Fire Hall #15 – 3003 E. 22nd Avenue
- Fire Hall #17 – 7070 Knight Street
- Fire Hall #19 – 4396 W. 12th Avenue
- Fire Hall #22 – 1005 W. 59th Avenue