DOT, DPW crews prep trucks for snow on New Jersey roadways; shoppers pick up needed supplies

Crews spent the day Friday prepping salt trucks and snow plows for the winter storm expected to hit the Garden State Saturday.

Crews spent the day Friday prepping salt trucks and snow plows for the winter storm expected to hit the Garden State Saturday.

Crews spent the day Friday prepping salt trucks and snow plows for the winter storm expected to hit the Garden State Saturday. (12/13/13)

HACKENSACK - Crews spent the day Friday prepping salt trucks and snow plows for the winter storm expected to hit the Garden State Saturday.

Trucks at a DOT yard in Secaucus loaded trucks with a mixture used to coat the New Jersey Turnpike, then stored the vehicles to protect them from the incoming weather. Up to 200 trucks will hit the road Saturday.

In Hackensack, workers with the Department of Public Works store 3,500 tons of salt. DPW workers there filled salt trucks and tuned up engines. Drivers were given route maps and schedules and will hit the streets at 10 a.m.

Crews are spraying a saltwater mixture on the roads. "It prevents it from sticking to the road immediately," says Joe Crifasi, with the Bergen County DPW.

Alberto Fonseca has a window installation business, but when it snows, his company clears parking lots. "We have to be ready for our customers," he says. "We have a plow, salt. We are ready to go."

Fonseca is getting his supplies from Schneider's, a 90-year-old hardware store in West Orange. Roger Schneider says the impending winter weather is a blessing. "Of all the businesses I can think of, we look forward to the snow because we are in the bad weather business," he says.

Meanwhile, shoppers hit the stores for the essentials. "It's good to be prepared," says Amy Anjum, of Hardyston. "Up here, we do have a lot of power outages. It's good to have water and supplies like flashlights and batteries."

Officials recommend staying off the roads unless you have to travel.


 

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