Salt price hikes worry suburbs

Salt price hikes worry suburbs

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 22, 2008, titled Salt price hikes worry suburbs. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Special to the Tribune Many south suburban municipalities are wishing they had stockpiled more road salt last year now that they face huge cost increases and worry that dwindling supplies may not get them ...

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Vernon Hills, IL

#1 Oct 22, 2008
For what I paid in property taxes year,they better do my driveway and sidewalk!!!

New York, NY

#2 Oct 22, 2008
When I used to live in Alaska, Anchorage used dirt instead of salt for multiple reasons, not the least of which was the cost of salting the roads though the winter. If the cost of salt is so high, perhaps people in local govt. should start calling the Municipality of Anchorage and looking into the cost and effectiveness of using dirt on the roads. It provides traction and is more eco-friendly than salt in massive quantities.

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