Due to the record snowfall and extremely cold winter last year, salt supplies are low this season.

Road crews are working to stock up on salt for winter.
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Tight supplies are causing the price of road salt across the U.S. to drastically increase.

It has been reported that prices are double what they were last year, in some cases the price has increased by 5 times.

Some local road crews are unable to get road salt.  They are finding it difficult to replenish the stockpiles.

There are some smart local governments around the US. that have secured bids or previous contracts to make sure their roads are safe for citizens this winter.