DETROIT (WKZO) -- As if road budgets were not tight enough already, County and Municipal road agencies are gasping at the 46% jump in the price of road salt.
Road agencies need to refill their barns now so they are prepared for what some are predicting will be another harsh winter.
Crews have depleted their supplies because of one of the worst winters in decades.
Now that they are all submitting big orders, supply and demand has forced costs to climb and MIRS News reports that some County Road Commissions will be spending a half million dollars more than they did last year for the same quantity of salt.
That’s money that would otherwise be spent on roads.