New Jersey County Can't Afford Salt To Melt Snow, Tries Pickle Juice

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Despite being one of the richest areas in the country, Bergen County officials have found themselves strapped for cash following all the snow that’s piled up in the Garden State.  As a result, they’re doing away with expensive road salt, and have trying out pickle juice, reports CBS New York.The brine costs just 7 cents a gallon compared to $63 a ton for salt.

Says Bergen County Executive Director Kathe Donovan: “We’re still not in the red. We’re in the black, but if we get a winter that continues like this, it’ll be very tough.”

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