Newark mixes sand, salt ahead of next snowstorm

By Tom Lehman 10:08pm, February 28, 2014 - Updated 9:49am, March 1, 2014
VIDEO: WDEL's Tom Lehman reports. Video courtesy of Tim Furlong/NBC 10.
Newark will try to make due with its limited supplies of road salt as another bout of snow approaches.

WDEL's Tom Lehman reports.

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The City of Newark is mixing sand with salt in anticipation of a snow storm that starts on Sunday.

Previously, the city said it only had enough salt left to cover one more big winter storm.

Tim Filasky with Newark's public works department tells NBC 10 that all the snow is exhausting more than just the salt supplies.

"The guys are tired, everybody's tired of the snow and I'm sure the residents are tired of driving through it," Filasky says.

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The city says sand will help improve traction but won't melt salt and often gets stuck in salt spreaders.

At last word, Newark won't receive another shipment of road salt until March 7.

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