New Jersey road salt supplies ‘healthy’

 With a lack of wintry weather, New Jersey has plenty of salt available for

With a lack of wintry weather, New Jersey has plenty of salt available for "anything this winter is going to throw at us," says a state Department of Transportation representative. (AP file photo)

Parts of Pennsylvania and sections of North Jersey could be getting some snow or freezing rain Monday night into Tuesday.

New Jersey has plenty of salt available to treat any slippery roads, said Kevin Israel, a spokesman for that state’s Department of Transportation.

“Since we haven’t had any specific events yet, our stockpiles are healthy and prepared for anything this winter is going to throw at us,” he said Monday.

Meanwhile, central and Northeast Pennsylvania could see sleet and freezing rain overnight.

After record-breaking high temperatures in recent days, Israel cautioned drivers to be prepared for wintry conditions.

“Allot extra time in your commutes and drive carefully. Give extra space between the cars in front of you. Drive slowly,” he said. “There’s no reason to rush in this weather.”

Crews have been putting brine on some roads to prevent them from becoming icy.

Plows and other equipment are ready to go if that becomes necessary.

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