Friday, December 25, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

The salt workers in Torrevieja are thrilled to bits that much of Europe is covered in snow because demand in cold winters for their product is at its highest.

The salt company is  currently sending out 3,000 tons a day of the stuff, mainly to the independent communities in the centre of  Spain. One hundred and fifty large trucks are leaving each day to supply the snow bound parts of the country with salt for the roads.

The salt company  also supplies four thousand tons of salt each day to Britain and Scandinavia. In total the Nueva Compañía Arrendataria de las Salinas de Torrevieja (NCAST) supplies seven hundred thousand tons per year of salt for defrosting roads.

The cold snap and the blanket of snow that has come with it means that the salt workers are putting in a lot of overtime including weekends to keep up with demand.

Thankfully, whilst we have access to unlimited salt, it is never used on the roads here which is why car bodies last an awful lot longer. If we ever got snow, there woud be plenty of salt but no means to get it onto the roads.

1 comment:

Pete said...

Well, our sincere thanks to the Torreviejans! However useless it is to you, right now it's over here saving a hell of a lot of lives.

Thanks boys! :)