NEWARK - A much-awaited shipment of road salt is expected to arrive at Port Newark, with another one due next week.

The cargo ship is to arrive from Chile on Thursday.

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The Star-Ledger reports the salt is being supplied by International Salt, a primary supplier for the state. A company spokeswoman didn't say how much was in this week's shipment.

New Jersey's efforts to get a 40,000-ton load of salt sitting in Maine have been held up by a federal law that prohibits international vessels from transporting cargo from one U.S. port to another.

State transportation department spokesman Joseph Dee says a barge is on its way to Maine to pick up a portion of the salt stockpile. He says the state currently has enough salt to cover one storm.

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