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Free rock salt. Chicago

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by 1olddogtwo, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    www.myfoxchicago.com/story/27731304/wall-of-morton-salt-building-collapses-cars-buried-in-salt

    Free Salt just pull your truck up and park it
     
  2. Fannin76

    Fannin76 Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    and I thought the price was going to go down because of the mild winter so far....guess not.
     
  3. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    I had heard that Morton wasn't even returning phone calls back in the late summer. The big question is if this year continues and works out to an average year, how far will THEY let the salt prices fall...........
     
  4. Now they are getting calls about salt that said they never had.
     
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Great they created another reason for salt to go up.
     
  6. Patrick3494

    Patrick3494 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 5

    "Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the collapse happened around 2 p.m. at Elston and Potomac. He says city engineers will look at the building's structural integrity. Crews were set to clean up the scene Wednesday."

    This was at the end of the article.... Now I'm no engineer but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the structural integrity of the building was BAD!
     
  7. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    They probably where stock piling more than they ever had in it since nobody has salt.
     
  8. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Dang, what they do, just pile 5000tons against that brick wall. I'd love to see the video of when it happend...damn lawyers.
     
  9. AlertSnow

    AlertSnow Member
    Messages: 88

    "WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS" what a great slogan on the building
     
  10. acs powerwash

    acs powerwash Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    This is the second time that this has happened at Morton Salt.
     
  11. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    the cars that were under all that salt

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  12. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I think I see a new, little white, drag behind spreader, in my future:nod: