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White-Knuckled In Kearny

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Kearny, New Jersey (My9NJ) - As snow falls all over the Garden State, Kearny, New Jersey faces two very serious winter problems. The town is running very low on salt to coat the roads and there is nowhere to put all the snow. Thursday’s snow storm left Kearny with fifteen inches of snow, which is the most amount of snow compared to any other town in New Jersey.

Side streets are so slick from the storm that drivers have to brace themselves for the ride. Locals shoveling their cars out of the wretched snow say the problems are the narrow streets and no place to put the snow.

As a result, the streets of Kearny have snow piled up as high as 4 to 5 feet because they cannot find a place to put it all.

It seems like an ongoing battle between the snow and the plows. Public Works Department Superintendent, Gerry Kerr, explains how the battle with snow isn’t the only problem, so is the lack of salt that is essential for making sidewalks and roadways safe for the people.

“In my 20 years of working in public works this is in the top five of being one of the worst winters,” Kerr said.

The town received their second salt shipment at the silo, but Kerr fears that they are in bad shape should another storm hit.

“It would not be enough for another snowstorm,” he confirmed.


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