Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The great salt shortage of 2014

Who stole all the salt? We're getting reports that the region is experiencing a salt shortage. Anyone know where a guy can score some good old fashioned CaCl? I've got a box of Morton Kosher Salt, but you'll have to pry that from my cold, dead hands.

UPDATE: 2014-02-04 @ 16:42 EST

These places purportedly have salt:

Downtown Home and Garden: Received a pallet of 100 25# bags of sweet, sweet CaCl @ 15:21 EST

ACE on Washtenaw is reported to have road salt

The big box stores on Carpenter are reportedly dry, but sources say Lows is getting some tomorrow.

In that vein, @a2chronicle called Stadium Hardware at approximately 16:00 EST and reports the following "Stadium now says try calling Wednesday; they are BEGGING their supplier; I told him: BEG HARDER; he said he would." So Stadium Hardware may have salt tomorrow.

As of last night, the Meijer on Jackson Road only had 15 bags left in stock.

The City of Ann Arbor has a free salt/sand pile in front of the building at 721 N Mail. There is a 5 gallon limit and there is mostly just sand left:

We'll keep you posted on this story as it develops.


  1. Downtown Home and Garden just got a pallet of 100 25# bags of CaCl.

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    1. You bet.
      Carpenter Bros Hardware on Plymouth and Nixon will have CaCl on Weds. too.

  3. This is the worst news I've heard in years.