Residents In Search Of Salt Come Up Empty Handed
NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) — As the winter drags on and another storm hits the Tri-State area, many residents are finding it nearly impossible to purchase much-needed salt for their driveways and sidewalks.
“I don’t know where we can find salt these days, so I’m gonna check here and – we can’t get salt. That’s our big thing,” said Laura Zerweck, of New Providence, N.J.
Zerweck told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith she went to the Home Depot on Route 22 in Union as part of her search for salt.
“Just one other Home Depot and then our local in town. All out, yup,” Zerweck said. “No grocery stores are carrying it, but that’s OK.”
Down the road at Lowe’s, a sign outside reads ‘Sorry, no ice melt,’ Smith reported.
Lamar Prout said thankfully he’s been careful to ration out his salt this season. “I actually have some salt left. I know there’s a shortage going on, but I’ve got some salt, so luckily that won’t be an issue.”
With snow falling once again, Prout summed up what many in the Northeast are feeling. “I’m tired of the snow, man. I’m done.”
Residents aren’t the only ones dealing with a salt shortage.
Town and city officials across the Tri-State area are dealing with a shortage of road salt to help keep highways and side streets alike clear of snow and ice.
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