ATTENTION: NATIONAL ROCK SALT SHORTAGE AN ONGOING PROBLEM ACROSS THE US.
Due to the record breaking cold temperatures and snow accumulations across the United States this year a Nation wide rock salt shortage is quickly becoming a crisis for many states. Rock salt is the main method used across the United States to melt ice on roads because, it lowers the freezing point of any water that it comes into contact with. Suppliers currently cannot keep up with the high demand this year and are stretched to capacity.
This shortage has been an ongoing problem since mid January and it is very possible that supplies could completely run out soon. Local and state governments have been forced to initiate salt conservation plans to help stretch their supplies as much as they can.