Wayne used about 50 tons of salt during this week’s snow storm, and officials are working to conserve as much salt as possible during what they are saying is a shortage to their supplies, NorthJersey.com reported.
To help clean up the 13 inches of snow that fell on the township, the DPW used brine, a water-soluble solution that was laid on roadways Wednesday, the report said. Crew in Wayne try to use brine whenever possible, it said.
"You must be prudent with salt being at such a low level," DPW Supervisor Tim Collins told NorthJersey.com.
About 400 tons of salt remain in Wayne’s reserves, and officials say they are unsure when they can expect another delivery, the report said.
Still, Mayor Chris Vergano said the township will make sure that roadways are safe to travel.
"We'll plow until we're done. We must provide for safe passageways for our motorists,” he said in the report.