Freezing temps keeping barges from delivering salt for roads

Frozen River

(KTVI) – With all the winter weather, MoDOT has ordered more salt to get us through February and March, but getting the salt here is challenging with our current freezing temperatures.

The salt is arriving by barge, and those barges cannot get through the icy rivers.

All the delays and demands for salt are driving the prices up.

Street officials in the Chicago area say they are paying three times the normal amount for road salt.


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