Rock salt

Suffolk County Dept of Public Works yard, Commack , Long Island. (Photo: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

County Executive Steve Bellone Declares Suffolk Ready For Winter

County Executive Steve Bellone announced the Department of Public Works has added four new heavy-duty snow vehicles to its fleet.


FILE - A worker  loads salt trucks.  (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Report: Road Salt Could Seep Into Your Drinking Water

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 salt truck on the road prepares for snow on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Report: N.J. Lawmakers Fighting Decades-Old Maritime Law To Get More Rock Salt

Town and city officials across New Jersey are dealing with a shortage of road salt to help keep highways and side streets clear of snow and ice.


Jessica Schneider, Robert Zych

CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider Comes To The Rescue Amid Rock Salt Shortage

CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider came to the rescue in Secaucus, N.J. Wednesday evening, as residents suffered from a severe salt shortage.


Ice Melt

Seen At 11: Ice Melt And Brake Lines, A Potentially Dangerous Combination

When the snow starts to fall, we’re all relieved to see salt spreaders on the roads, keeping conditions safe for drivers. But what if that salt was actually creating different, potentially deadly conditions for motorists, and danger on the roads?


Pickle juice mix

Cash-Strapped Bergen, N.J. To Fight Snow With ‘Pickle Juice’

Bergen County’s 230 plows and salting vehicles are ready for Wednesday’s snowfall, especially with their newest weapon for melting snow quickly — a briny mixture of salt and water that resembles pickle juice.