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NJ salt shortage continues
MyFoxNY.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | Adrienne Supino

Posted on 02/18/2014 5:42:13 AM PST by Biggirl

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The salt shortage persists in New Jersey. Officials have failed to get permission for a barge with 40 tons of salt to set sail for the tristate region

Angel Morales, a resident of Jersey City says her car just won’t go anywhere.

“Look, you see I went up and I started sliding back,” she said.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: salt; snow; weather

1 posted on 02/18/2014 5:42:13 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

I use Sea Salt now as it has less sodium.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 5:44:09 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Biggirl

Same here Pittsburgh and most of PA.
Last night we got hit with rain/snow and ice. Roads were a mess but passable.
This winter sucks.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 5:44:35 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Biggirl
40 tons of salt

40 tons? Jeez, that's enough to fill up a short handful of dumptrucks.

I'm thinking misprint, don't editors exist anymore? I'd take this number with a grain of salt.

4 posted on 02/18/2014 5:45:10 AM PST by wbill
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To: Biggirl

Maybe Holder will investigate the Salt Shortage in NJ while he is digging through all their emails.

Notice that Holder himself ignores subpenas issued to him.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 5:46:00 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Biggirl

The most dangerous thing on the road in a winter storm - cars with Jersey plates. Worst. winter. drivers. ever.

There’s not enough salt in the world...


6 posted on 02/18/2014 5:49:27 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Biggirl

Know someone who contracts with the state of NJ for plowing
and salting roads

Cant find any salt - was in Philly and Deleware last week looking for some


7 posted on 02/18/2014 5:53:04 AM PST by njslim (T)
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To: njslim

PS

Its snowing AGAIN !!!! Expect up to 3 in , roads are mess

Was sliding entire way south on 287


8 posted on 02/18/2014 5:54:35 AM PST by njslim (T)
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To: Biggirl
“Look, you see I went up and I started sliding back,” she said.

Yes let's make fun of southerners because they can't drive on ice. OH Wait, NJ is NOT a southern state.

9 posted on 02/18/2014 5:58:32 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: njslim

NY has an essentially unlimited supply of rock salt. Most of the central tier of NY has salt beds 300+ feet think under it. All they have to do is dig a hole down to it and dig it out.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 6:01:25 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Biggirl

Tell christie to stop sprinkling it on his food.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 6:04:03 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: from occupied ga

Yup. Where I went to school in Livingston county, you could look out the windows and see the piles and piles and piles of salt at the Retsof Salt mine. My old man used to drive the trucks on and off.

IIRC that deposit is thought to be the second biggest salt deposit in the world, there is one somewhere on South America bigger.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 6:04:58 AM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: njslim

Thanks for the tip about 287. Hope you got to where you needed to go safe.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 6:05:04 AM PST by Gefn (No whammies)
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To: Biggirl

Live by the Regulatory Regime, suffer the consequences.

Had “Joisey” not gone Democommie long ago, they could have gotten the salt they need.

Let ‘em slide off the road into the ditch where they can freeze for all the rest of America cares.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 6:07:14 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Jack of all Trades

Gee, I think Atlantans proved this year to be pretty lousy winter drivers. And pretty easily scared, too!


15 posted on 02/18/2014 6:09:12 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: njslim

287 is the worst road in NJ. The only accident I’ve had in 40 years happened there.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 6:10:34 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: GladesGuru

For a state which 1/2 of which is sand, I’m failing to understand what their slippery roads problem may be?


17 posted on 02/18/2014 6:11:52 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Biggirl

Check Christi’s garage....


18 posted on 02/18/2014 6:14:18 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Biggirl
Get a bag of oil dry (available at auto parts stores) or a bag of kitty litter (same clays in both, only oil dry doens't have the stuff to keep your cat happy) and sprinkle it on the ground in front of your tires. Go real easy on the pedal and keep the car in low gear ("1" on the PRND321). It won't move fast, but it should start moving. Drive gently, no sudden speeding up or slowing down or turns (sudden changes in speed or direction cause you to lose traction), and you should do okay.

Sand is better on the road for traction, Salt just eats your car, promoting corrosion. (We don't use salt on the roads in North Dakota, and our vehicles last a lot longer as a result.)

19 posted on 02/18/2014 6:15:25 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: njslim

There is a salt mine here in Western NY.

Get a dump truck and drive it a few hours up the road.

Plenty of salt to go around


20 posted on 02/18/2014 6:20:26 AM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Biggirl
Bush Did It.

Christy Did It.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 6:22:16 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: wbill

40 tons x 2000 = 80,000 lbs
80,000 lbs / 45 (c.f. per pound salt, granulated, piled)= 1,777.77 c.f.
1,777.77 / 27 = 65.84 cu. yds = 5 dump trucks at the least.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 6:27:43 AM PST by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: miss marmelstein

It doesn’t snow in Atlanta, except for when it does.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 6:38:19 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: GladesGuru
Live by the Regulatory Regime, suffer the consequences. Had “Joisey” not gone Democommie long ago, they could have gotten the salt they need.

Try reading the article. The shortage is being caused by a 1920 Federal Maritime Law.

24 posted on 02/18/2014 7:01:25 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Biggirl

Wake up New Jersey, Obama is screwing with you.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 7:10:14 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Biggirl

Maritime laws that are causing this problem have been on the books forever... I suspect “homeland’ wants bribes...


26 posted on 02/18/2014 7:11:06 AM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because the left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfi)
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To: Biggirl

Salt shortage in New Jersey?

What, did Christie order a T-bone and mashed potatoes?


27 posted on 02/18/2014 7:25:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Yorlik803
Ah yes. Road salt.

Gee, I miss living back East...

28 posted on 02/18/2014 7:30:20 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Who actually uses salt anymore? Here in PA they use Sand Cinder.


29 posted on 02/18/2014 7:33:26 AM PST by angcat
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To: miss marmelstein

U could say they aren’t used to it but half of Atlanta is Yankee now

The other half black

Southern whites retreated to the woods and mountains

I’m only half kidding

Atlanta is hilly...and it ices given the latitude


30 posted on 02/18/2014 7:44:18 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: Gefn

He is 18 by Rutgers? Always was horrible.


31 posted on 02/18/2014 7:54:21 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Iron Munro
The problem is because of the 1920 federal Maritime Act. It prevents foreign vessels from moving cargo from one U.S. port to another. It was designed to protect the U.S. shipping industry from foreign competition. The barge sailed empty, leaving the salt in Maine

The US GOVERNMENT did it!................

32 posted on 02/18/2014 8:01:06 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Biggirl

Pretty obvious what’s going on here- the administration is trying to stick it to Krispy Kreme (and is probably trying to make him cough up some info about the bridge closings in return for salt deliveries). It’s stuff like this that shows why the GOP-e should be as terrified of what’s going on with this lawless administration as everybody else is (and should accordingly, take action against it)- and yet, this is their own favorite candidate, and they still don’t get it...


33 posted on 02/18/2014 8:01:53 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: wbill

It may be Long Tons, metric 1000 kg................


34 posted on 02/18/2014 8:03:15 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Don’t know but as the crow flies that is near me.

This stuff is going to melt and when it does I hope we don’t get major flooding.


35 posted on 02/18/2014 8:54:40 AM PST by Gefn (No whammies)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I did. Lots of barges available, as are RR cars.

Bad planning because there are no personal consequences for such issues.

Joisey should hurt because stupid must hurt if learning is to be sought by the stupid.


36 posted on 02/18/2014 9:19:23 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

They DO embrace the suck. Stuck on stupid should be joisey’s motto!


37 posted on 02/18/2014 9:50:53 AM PST by gr8eman (Neptune, Titan, stars don't frighten!)
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To: wardaddy

Ah, War Daddy, my pal! I was just joshing about my southern pals. Take care and don’t let the northern bastards get you down. I’m on your side, you know.


38 posted on 02/18/2014 2:40:42 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Biggirl

So NJ can’t get salt for its weather emergency because of what’s commonly known as the Jones Act. An act which the President has the authority to suspend in special cases; an authority used by several presidents over the years. So why doesn’t Gov. Christy call up his good buddy weather rescuer and ask him to do what he does best, suspend another law? Might it be that the protecting maritime unions is more important than protecting those icebound in NJ?


39 posted on 02/18/2014 8:40:42 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I know

And we do drive like crap in the snow

Not me of course....lol

I drive like hell.

Far different..


40 posted on 02/19/2014 12:15:11 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: Biggirl

How can a coastal place ever run out of salt? :p


41 posted on 02/19/2014 12:17:40 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Yorlik803
Same here Pittsburgh and most of PA.
Last night we got hit with rain/snow and ice. Roads were a mess but passable.

This winter sucks.

I'm tired of it. I have a 10,000 sq.ft. driveway on one of those PA mountains. I have gone through 10 gallons of fuel for the the tracked snow blower. We have some big hills here in western PA.

One of the problems has been many municipalities bought into the gorebul warming scams and let their salt stockpiles dwindle. Worse, the temperatures have been way below the temperatures where salt is effective. Heck, we just had our third day with temperatures above freezing since the beginning of December. Calcium Chloride gets a bit expensive and many areas refuse to spend the money.

Elections are going to be interesting. One thing that citizens do not tolerate is snow (ice) covered roads.
42 posted on 02/19/2014 12:37:16 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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