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Road Salt Supply Running Low In Camden County

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FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

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By Mike DeNardo

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) - Supplies of road salt in Camden County are so low, the county plans to mix-in sand to stretch its inventory.

“Right now, we’re at critical stages with salt,” said Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard, who oversees the public works department.

He says after Monday’s snowfall, the county’s supply of road salt is low.

“We’re down to a little less than 1,000 tons countywide, which is pretty dire. Hopefully we don’t have another storm this week. We’re in the midst of calling different suppliers now to hopefully get an order brought in.”

Another 300 tons of salt could arrive in the next day or two. That would hold the county through one or two more snowstorms.

“Depending on the size of the storm, if we were to get a ten-inch storm, no,” he said.  “I don’t think we would make it through the storm.”

Leonard says in the meantime, crews will mix sand with the existing salt to stretch the supply.

 

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