Yes, it is happening -- a road salt shortage.
The rewards for surviving last winter's punishing weather are tight supplies and drastic price increases for road salt across much of the U.S.
Local officials in several Midwestern states are facing prices that are twice what they were last season. In some cases, the price is five times as much. And that's only if they can get road salt.
Replenishing stockpiles is proving to be a challenge nationwide after so much salt was used last winter, when supplies were diminished by frigid weather and record snowfall.Read more: http://www.woodradio.com/articles/wood-news-125494/are-we-in-for-a-road-12811732#ixzz3EqNh6x8t
The shortage is vexing city officials even in Brainerd, Minnesota, which back in the day when global cooling theories were in vogue, didn't have enough snow to support the shooting of Fargo, the movie.
Brainerd drivers may be on a reduced sodium diet this winter.
There's a shortage of road salt, and it has city leaders looking into ways to extend the life of the supply, as well as searching for other suppliers.
The city was granted half its normal ration of salt - 125 tons, compared to the usual 250 tons - for the impending winter from its supplier because of the shortage.
|This may be a scarce sight this winter due|
to a pervasive road salt shortage
Brainerd city leaders have turned to other salt suppliers, in hopes to find at least some of the 125 tons of needed salt.
"There aren't many. There's only two or three major suppliers," Hulsether said.
One of those suppliers has already said no, citing a shortage of salt and the city not being a current customer, he said.As further evidence that global warming is causing a rash of dangerously extreme weather events, the United States tornado count through September is bouncing along the record low, achieved all of a year ago.
Global warming or climate change, whatever you call it, the movement foists fabricated threats -- it is a fraud America funded and supported by the highest levels of government. Good luck to all.