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Wayne Trying to Conserve Road Salt During Shortage

Officials say roads will be cleared no matter what, according to a report.

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.

Pad February 15, 2014 at 06:31 AM
Where did the solar panels collapse in Wayne? The college or Township owned panels. Timmy your guys are doing a great job of clearing snow. Keep up the good work!
raised in wayne February 15, 2014 at 11:18 AM
It would be helpful if people did not move their cars into the street as they are cleaning their driveway. As I was leaving for work on Friday morning, I barely squeezed by a car parked in the street as a driveway was being shoveled. Even today (Saturday), there is barely enough room for two cars to get through on Beechwood. Have some consideration, please!
Kris February 16, 2014 at 03:02 AM
The solar panels collapsed at the UPS building (old Reckitt building) on Valley Road Ext.

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