Skip Vezzetti, Rockland’s superintendent of highways, said this winter seem to be falling in line with recent years, when the county has spent $300,000 to $400,000 for salt and other melting supplies.
Clearing roads and walks is going to be a whole lot harder for some towns in New Jersey because all the snow is taking a toll and salt supplies are running low.
Some water companies are warning customers that the tap water might taste a little salty and that those on low-salt diets might want to take note that sodium levels could be elevated.
A fresh shipment of rock salt reached New Jersey just in time for another round of snow Wednesday morning.
The cargo ship is to arrive from Chile on Thursday. The salt is being supplied by International Salt, a primary supplier for the state.
Republican Staten Island councilman Vincent Ignizio said the freeze-thaw cycle, salt and plows have taken their toll. The councilman has also called on the mayor to beef up the DOT budget.
New Jersey transportation officials say they’re working to replenish road salt supplies in the wake of several winter storms.
Gov. Malloy said Friday the state DOT has deferred its expected deliveries of salt until all the 88 cities and towns that obtain their salt under the state’s contract receive what they need.
The utility says the problems are due to road salt, melting snow and ice getting into the underground electrical system.
Ice and slush have left roads and sidewalks dangerously slippery, and many Tri-State area municipalities have seen their reserves of salt to correct the problems dangerously depleted.