CHICAGO (CBS) — The 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.
WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports road salt is available, but at almost double the price from before last year’s record-setting winter.READ MORE: Gov. Pritzker Activates National Guard To Assist Chicago Police Ahead Of Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict
Channahon public works director Ed Dolezal said the village has about 700 tons of road salt left, bought at at last year’s price of $53 a ton. He found another 750 tons for the upcoming winter, but the price has since spiked to $98 a ton.