Just when we thought winter was over, we’re getting ready for another storm.
Trucks have been stocking up on salt all morning at Eastern Minerals in Chelsea to prepare for the storm this week as cranes are taking heaps of salt from the massive pile and loading it into the truck beds, which will get spread across the roads across Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
We’ve issued a First Alert for Tuesday due to the current trends keeping much of New England with possible plowable snowfall amounts but also rain by the afternoon for some in eastern and southeastern Mass.
Regional manager Cornelius Martin says that cold temperatures and smaller storms actually require more salting because most towns don’t plow when we get less than two inches.
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Since it’s been a slow winter, the company’s overflow yard down the street is pretty much full. And more is on the way. Huge cranes are off-loading another shipment from Chile on the dock right now. So despite the spring fake-out from Mother Nature, there’s plenty of salt to go around.
“There’s a big push this week. That ice storm we had last week that started it and there’s another storm coming on Tuesday so they’re using a lot of salt and everybody thought the winter is over and its never over until we’re all sitting on Martha’s vineyard enjoying the summer.” said Martin
Salting the roads is expected to keep them clear after the storm.
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Places like Connecticut and Rhode Island who haven’t seen much snow this winter will likely receive accumulating amounts but the most will likely fall in central and western Mass. as well as southern Vermont.
The cold conditions had cities like Somerville and Lawrenceopening warming shelters during the weekend.
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