We are hearing of a road salt shortage, but the City of Kitchener has locations throughout the city where residents can get sand for free.
You can check out the addresses here (Click on the Pick up free sand for icy sidewalks tab, then the tab for Additional sandbox locations).
Homeowners are asked to bring a shovel and a container to collect the sand.
A freezing rain warning is in effect for Waterloo Region calling for freezing rain to begin this afternoon into this evening. Many taking advantage of free sand boxes provided throughout the Region. pic.twitter.com/qJqyEOhArM— Leah Johansen (@leahjohansen) February 20, 2019