(09/30/2008)
Road salt costs are rising rapidly across the nation, forcing agencies to pay twice as much as they did last year to keep highways ice-free.

In some cases, the price of salt has quadrupled.

An Indiana town that paid Morton Salt $41.23 a ton last year was quoted $103.63 this year, according to the AP. Neshannock Township, Pennsylvania switched to a pretreated salt mixture after it learned it would have to pay $145 a ton for salt, nearly quadrupling its price of last year.

West Virginia could have some salt supply left-over from a mild winter last year.


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