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Road Salt Prices Increasing Up To 300 Percent For Ohio Counties

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Salt companies are saying last year’s seemingly endless winter drained their inventories, so the high costs are simply reflect how high the demand is compared to the limited supply.
8:45AM
August
27, 2014

It may be in the upper 80s today, but the state and local communities are already thinking about the coming winter. And they’re looking at some bills for road salt that are stopping them cold.

Mid-April Snow Coats Central Ohio

9:53AM
April
15, 2014

Most parts of Central Ohio saw little accumulation, but it was enough to cover roads early Tuesday and slow the morning commute.

Columbus And State Make More Investments In Winter

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11:11AM
March
25, 2014

City and state leaders are spending a combined $5 million on new snow plows and road salt.

Winter Weather Returning After Brief Respite

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Central Ohio is expecting a mix of rain, sleet, and snow beginning Wednesday afternoon.
8:31AM
March
12, 2014

After being teased with a day of spring-like temperatures, Central Ohioans preparing for at least one more blast of winter.

Storm Hits Southern Ohio, Spares Columbus

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7:57AM
March 3, 2014

Columbus was largely spared, but many areas south of the city had snow plows out and students at home after the latest winter storm.

Flooding Hits Marion, Pickaway Counties

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8:48AM
February
21, 2014

Heavy overnight rain and melting snow have high water forcing the closure of several roads around Central Ohio.

More Snow Coming To Parts Of Ohio

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Snow is expected to begin falling across parts of northern Central Ohio late Monday. Central and Southern Ohio could see rain followed by light snow Tuesday morning.
12:52PM
February
17, 2014

Parts of winter-weary Ohio are getting more snow.

ODOT Gets Zero Bids On Salt Plan For Local Communities

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Ohio has used more than 880,000 tons of salt since the start of this unusually cold and snowy winter. That doesn't include the salt used by local governments on local roads.
8:31AM
February
17, 2014

The department wanted to buy 150,000 tons of salt for communities and then have them to return the salt after they replenish their supplies. But no salt companies bid in the 10-day window that ended Friday.

Lack of Snow Plows Left Columbus Streets Covered, Spark Complaints

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More than 12 hours after last week's snowstorm, Lane Avenue through Ohio State's campus remained unplowed.
5:00AM
February
11, 2014

Columbus city officials have been getting an earful in the past week. More than 1,000 people called Columbus’s 311 line complaining about the city’s snow removal efforts after last week’s storm.

Central Ohio Braces For Another Big Winter Storm

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Snow and freezing rain are expected to begin falling across Central Ohio late Tuesday and stay in the region through much of Wednesday. Up to 4 inches possible.
8:20AM
February
4, 2014

What could be the biggest snow storm to hit Ohio this season is on the way later Tuesday and early Wednesday.