He paid cash and got a key and walked along the row to his room, all hunched under his collar to ward off the blowing snow. Ten rooms had cars parked outside, all rimed with snow and streaked with salt, all with plates from states to the south, all laden with luggage and packages. Source: No Middle Name by Lee Child Context: Christmas Eve. It is snowing. Reacher checked into a motel. The cards are streaked with salt means salt has been spread over the cars for the snow to snow, right? Other words I looked up: rimed: covered (an object) with hoarfrost (=a grayish-white crystalline deposit of frozen water vapor formed in clear still weather on vegetation, fences, etc.) Thank you.