The cost to keep the ice and snow off parking lots are going up. Road salt on the rise, yes the prices are going up more than 50% compared to last season. According to News 5, a water leak affecting the Cargill salt mine has also been a factor. Morton Salt is having to pick up the slack in supplying the municipalities in Northeast Ohio. Last winter, the average cost was $55.00 per ton. The average cost for the 2018-19 season has risen to $110.00 per ton, and we at B-Sharp Property Maintenance expect it to increase well beyond that.