EASTON, Pa. -

Hammered by one snow storm afternoon in a winter that just won’t quit, nearly 20 municipalities in Northampton County are in “dire” need of salt, County Executive, John Brown, told county council Thursday night.

Brown said he learned of the shortages from Northampton County Emergency Coordinator, Bob Mateff, who said 17 municipalities had contacted his office looking for help.

A meeting is scheduled today, Brown said, to “try to get supplies and see what we can do.”