The Real Cost of Preparing for a Blizzard

By Alex McIntyre - 2012-01-12T17:40:29Z

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Melting the Ice

Salting an icy walk is a quick solution, but the salt can create painful lesions in a pet's paws. Non-toxic melts are available.

$65: Safe Paw Pail of Pet-and Child-Safe Ice Melt, 35 lbs. -- Ace Hardware
$24: KMI Roof Melt Tablets, 14 lbs. -- Ace Hardware

Running Tally: $2,361