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    Posted January 20, 2014 by
    Rochester, New York
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    Weather in Rochester...

    Since the beginning of the season, it has been nonstop! Miners and drivers have been working Monday thru Friday, from 5 in the morning, till 7 in the evening, and Saturdays 5 till 2. Miners are working trick shifts to keep up with the demand.
    Truckers are coming in from all over the northeast and as far as Canada to get a load of salt. Plus the mine has a railway system shipping salt around the country.
    When the season first started, it was stocked full. As high as the catwalks. As you can see now, the "cupboard is getting bare"... There are estimates that a couple million tons have already been hauled out of the mine. That estimate is accurate the way I see it. And there mining daily trying to keep up with supply and demand. We have waited up to 2 hours to get loaded. Between 800 and a 1000 trucks have been loaded in a day according to reports. I have seen lines 3 rows deep extending around the salt pile to the entrance way, out on the road waiting to get in.
    The weather has been rough. With temperatures in the single digits, and the wind chill bringing it below 0. Plus when snowing, the temperature, it creates "black ice",, not good.
    According to weather reports we are going to get another cold spell. Bundle up, stay warm!
    Pictures taken 1-16, 1- 17-14. Nicholas Swann
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