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NJDOT Finally Gets Road Salt Shipment [AUDIO]

With supplies of road salt almost completely used up after the snow and sleet that fell earlier this week, the New Jersey Department of Transportation got some very welcome news Wednesday -- a huge shipment of salt is arriving at Port Newark from South America.

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Truck pre-treats road in Wall with salt. (Craig Allen photo)
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NJ Congressmen to Feds: We Need Road Salt [POLL/AUDIO]

New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone has joined U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker in calling on federal officials to grant a waiver of the Jones Act -- which would allow a foreign vessel to pick up a huge load of rock salt at a port in Maine and deliver it to the Garden State.

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A freighter at Port Newark, where New Jersey hopes to receive several shipments of road salt soon. (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Senators Step in and NJ Salt Plot Thickens

New Jersey's two U.S. Senators are urging federal officials to expedite the state's efforts to get 40,000 tons of road salt transported to Port Newark, despite the setback posed by maritime law and the lack of an available American vessel large enough to carry the entire load.

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‘It’s a Fight for Salt’ as Shortage Continues [AUDIO]

With more snow and ice falling Tuesday, the Garden State's road salt shortage continues to be a major concern.

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Shipping Trade Group Aiding NJ on Road Salt

A representative from the American Maritime Partnership said Monday that the industry is taking steps to resupply New Jersey with additional road salt as fast as possible.

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US Law Blocks Aid as Road Salt Runs Out in NJ

As winter ice puts lives at risk on New Jersey roads, Townsquare Media has learned that a 1920 federal maritime law stranded a shipment of road salt at a Maine seaport while urgent requests for a waiver were denied by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Exclusive: DOT Chief on the Salt Shortage

Jim Simpson, commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Transportation said today's snow and ice storm presents "worse" problems for the state than the post-Christmas storm of 2010, in part because this unusually severe winter is forcing some tough choices in deployment of limited road salt supplies.

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Mad Scramble for Road Salt Continues in NJ

As New Jersey gets pounded by another winter storm, many towns across the Garden state are running low on their road salt supplies.

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