All about salt

As the Golden Snowball reports, Syracuse has actually lost its first-place position in the national Golden Snowglobe contest to… Baltimore?! (I blame myself for this.)

You would think, with all this snow falling on them, that New York City and other southern metro areas would be looking to the salt mines of our region to help provide more of their urgent road and sidewalk clearing needs. However, as this informative blog post reports, this is not the case at all. Find out why NYC imports its salt from Chile instead (and also a little more about where our local road salt comes from).

What? You want to read even more about snow removal? Google Books has a limited preview of Snow in the Cities: A History of America’s Urban Response, which mentions Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse throughout.