A town in New Jersey found itself in trouble this year when it ran out of road salt to help keep their city streets free of ice. With the snow seemingly never ending this winter, they had to come up with a very innovative way to use what was left of their finances. The solution: pickle juice.
Pickle Juice? Yes, pickle juice.
Bergen County, New Jersey had already spent three million of their four million dollar winter storm budget because of all the snow removal required so far this year and had to find another solution that wouldn’t cost so much. Their unique way of solving their dilemma was to buy an undisclosed amount of salty pickle juice. No one is taking credit for the idea, but it will definitely save the area a huge amount of money in their budget.
Officials say that because of the salt content in it, pickle juice will work to melt snow just as good as regular salt and costs much less. It costs only $16 a ton, versus the $63 dollars a ton that road salt costs. They plan on using it as a preventive measure on sidewalks, parking lots, and other locations right before any new expected snow storms.
Town officials are hopeful the pickle juice will keep them in the black for their remaining budget, as well as keep the slippery ice and snow from causing any accidents. New Jersey area delis say they will be happy to supply more pickle juice should they need it