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The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is prepared to clear snow and ice from roadways statewide. NJDOT fills its salt and liquid calcium inventories, fits its trucks with plows and is ready to deploy personnel to ensure motorist safety during the winter season.

NJDOT maintains 37 remote roadway weather sensing stations (RWIS) to help keep crews informed of road conditions on the state highway system. These stations provide detailed information on weather and road conditions in specific regions of the state, including air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction and road and bridge surface temperatures.

The following information illustrates the scope of facilities and material necessary to successfully combat winter weather on the 13,295
lane-miles of highways in New Jersey.

Facilities
Material is housed in 70 salt storage facilities, 49 domars and 21 sheds at 68 maintenance yards (including winter-only yards) statewide.

Materials
Untreated salt storage

Capacity (in tons):  
Statewide:
164,003
 
North:
64,701
 
Central:
56,002
 
South:

43,300

 
 
 

Liquid calcium storage

Capacity (in gallons):  
Statewide:
716,402
 
North:
284,200
 
Central:
253,602
 
South:

178,600

 
     

Brine solution storage

Capacity (in gallons):  
Statewide:
150,703
 
North:
54,002
 
Central:
57,501
 
South:

39,200

 
     

preparation begins for an approaching winter storm at an NJDOT maintenance facility photo
Preparation begins for an approaching
winter storm at an NJDOT maintenance facility.

 
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  Last Updated:  February 2, 2012