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Ohio spends another $2 million for road salt

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio officials have approved spending another $2 million on road salt to replenish supplies used during the long, snowy winter.

The state Controlling Board on Monday granted the request from the Ohio Department of Transportation was for more than $2 million to buy about 30,000 tons of salt from Cargill De-Icing Technology Inc. and Morton Salt Inc.

Documents show the state is paying about $73.88 per ton for 20,000 tons from Cargill, and $56.75 a ton for another 10,000 tons from Morton.

The transportation department has had to go before the board repeatedly this winter to request money for more salt.

Spokesman Steve Faulkner says the agency has used more than 1 million tons of salt this winter at a cost of nearly $117 million.

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