NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The snow and ice have fallen, but the worry has now turned to the overnight hours – with drizzling rain still coming down and major concerns that the water will coat the roads and turn to ice.
A winter weather advisory remained in effect until 10 a.m. for the five boroughs of New York City, northeast New Jersey, the northern suburbs, southern Connecticut, and all of Long Island. A threat of black ice remained in place for the Thursday morning commute.
And all that comes with an increasing salt shortage for many Tri-State Area municipalities.
“The roads? I wish they were better, but the city got caught with their pants down with the shortage of salt,” said Bill Vaxmonosky of Garfield, N.J.
Hudson County, N.J., only had 20 percent of its usual salt supply on hand. A demand for a 1,000-ton order from the supplier for the county won a promise of just 50 tons – and that won’t arrive until the end of the week.