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Francisco Fuentes carries a five gallon drum of rock salt after shopping at Home Depot.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Heavy Snow, Shifting Temps Leave Rock Salt In Short Supply

Not only is the salt bag that many homeowners bought three years ago gone, in many cases, so is the bag that replaced it as the cycle of snow-freeze-thaw continues.

01/29/2014

Workers load salt into a snowplow in north suburban Lincolnshire. (CBS)

Road-Salt Supply A Concern For One Suburb

In north suburban Lincolnshire, there have been ongoing supply concerns because demand has been unusually high this season. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/20/2014

Snow Shoveling

Hardware Store Owner Hopes Snowstorm Brings Profits

With snow in the forecast, the owner of a Bridgeport hardware store has his fingers crossed.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2012

A digger pours salt into a waiting truck for use on roads in winter. (Credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

West Suburban Montgomery Has 900-Ton Salt Problem

Where do you store 900 tons of road salt when all your storage space is already full? That’s a question officials in west suburban Montgomery will have to answer in the next couple months.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2012

A city plow clears a residential street. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

So Far, City Has Spared The Salt This Winter

City officials say they have been been able to get by with spreading much less salt on streets this winter than last thanks to milder temperatures and less snow.

01/31/2012