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  • Road salt is loaded into a snow plow truck equipped with a salt spreader at the public works facility in Glen Ellyn, Ill., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The Midwest's recent severe winter weather has caused communities to expend large amounts of their road salt supplies. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

    Long winter brings salt shortage, steeper prices

    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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