Minnesota winter depleting road salt supplies; cities add sand to mix
By Bob Shaw
Minnesota’s roads may be going on a low-salt diet.
After a brutal winter, supplies are running so low that many cities are starting to cut their salt use by mixing in sand.
If March brings another snowstorm or two, salt supplies could run out — and cities will be forced to buy salt that is almost four times more expensive. That and mounting overtime costs are making this winter a contender for yet another record — most expensive.
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