Road Salt

Officials: State Road Crews Ready For Winter WeatherDavid James, a private meteorologist who provides forecasts for IDOT, said he doesn’t expect this winter’s snowfall to be as bad as last winter.
Homewood Wonders: Will Road Salt Make It In Time?The salt comes by barge down the Calumet River. This year, the O'Brien Locks that open to Lake Calumet are closed for repairs from now until mid-December and then again from mid-January until March. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
Communities Paying Wildly Different Prices For Road SaltCBS 2’s Brad Edwards learned in this Original Report what your hometown pays may be a lot more than the one next door.
Road Salt Will Be Scarce, Expensive This WinterThe reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt -- in some cases, five times as expensive as last season.
After Wicked Winter, Road Salt Prices Nearly DoubleThe Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting another winter of colder temperatures and heavier snowfall than normal; and, accurate or not, after last year’s brutal winter, keeping road salt stocked is proving to be an expensive effort.
Harsh Winter Was Tough On Butterfly Population, Study SaysA study released today points a finger at road salt. CBS 2's Mai Martinez reports.
Winter Leaves Behind Corrosion From Road Salt After the brutal temperatures and nearly 80 inches of snow, many of us would like to forget this past winter, but we could be dealing with its side effects for years to come.
Cook County Loaned Out More Than 1,400 Tons Of Salt During Brutal WinterThe county loaned out 1,339 tons, about 2.8 percent of its salt supply this winter, according to Frank Shuftan, spokesman for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Woodstock Street Supervisor Arrested For Stealing Road SaltWoodstock police said 57-year-old Dale Behm, the city’s head of street maintenance, has been charged with felony theft after stealing one ton of road salt and two snowplow blades.
Naperville Cops Probe Theft Of 80 Tons Of Road SaltThe stolen salt is valued at about $10,000, company officials said.
Salt Helping Keep Roads Safe, But It Could Be Hurting Your CarRoad salt frequently can cause damage to cars by creating rust, although newer cars are much better protected against oxidation.
A Cheesy Snow Solution: Towns Adding Cheese Waste To Road SaltAs historic amounts of snow continue to fall on Chicagoland, many towns are worried about a dwindling supply of salt to clear their roads. Town managers might want to dial up their friends up to the north.
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