For Immediate Release: December 5, 2018
Jorge Amselle, Jorge@saltinstitute.org
Naples, FL—“The high frequency of snow related events last winter left a number of local municipalities with depleted road salt supplies. Production challenges also caused a short-term lag in some supply chains. The salt industry is working diligently to meet the demand for road salt this winter season with the understanding that salt is crucial to winter safety and commerce. A Marquette University study examined snow-related highway accidents and found that road salt reduced crashes by up to 88%, injuries by up to 85% and accident costs by as much as 85%. There are significant economic costs as well. According to a Global Insight study a one-day major snowstorm, which shuts down roads, can cause a state $300-$700 million in direct and indirect costs.” said Lori Roman, President of the Salt Institute.
The Salt Institute is a North American based non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the many benefits of salt, particularly to ensure winter roadway safety, quality water and healthy nutrition.