Seemingly endless winter creates salt shortage, forces many US communities to ration supplies

  • Article by: DON BABWIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 4, 2014 - 5:35 PM

CHICAGO — As piles of snow grow taller during this seemingly endless winter, the mounds of salt for spreading on the nation's icy, slushy roads are shrinking, forcing communities to ration supplies or try exotic new ice-melting substances.

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