March 7, 2018 | Number of The Day
Tons of salt ready for use in NJ during latest nor’easter

New Jersey’s Department of Transportation has more than 207,000 tons of salt at the ready to help in the latest nor’easter to hit the state. That nugget was tweeted out yesterday by Gov. Phil Murphy, who also wants residents to know that the DOT is revving up 2,500 plows, spreaders, and loaders for the battle against the snow. The governor declared a statewide emergency yesterday in preparation for the storm. If it seems like only last week that the Garden State was walloped by a nor’easter, that’s because it was only last week — something tens of thousands of New Jerseyans are painfully aware of, given their homes are still without power since that last big storm.