Repeated winter storms create Essex County salt shortage

The director of the Newark Department of Public

The director of the Newark Department of Public Works says Wednesday's storm was the 10th of the season that required the use of salt on the streets and bridges. (February 5, 2014 10:24 PM)

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The director of the Newark Department of Public Works says Wednesday's storm was the 10th of the season that required the use of salt on streets and bridges.

That equates to 18 tons of salt so far, leaving the city with 2 tons.

The same goes for a lot of smaller towns in Essex County and around the state. 

The Essex County Executive Joe Divincenzo says the county has been...

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