Cities and counties across the country are gearing up for winter, but as they attempt to refill their road salt supply they are finding higher prices, a result of last year’s long, hard winter.
Last winter put a large dent in the salt supply, and officials in New York are finding higher prices.
“We’re already working Saturdays at our mines, which are unusual for this time of year,” said Cargill Salt Mine spokesman Mark Klein. “That combined with the bidding demand from states, counties and municipalities is up quite a bit on expectations that it’ll be another snowy winter.”
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