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WYDOT snow control costs exceed budget

Posted: Monday, Mar 24th, 2014

PINEDALE – Heavier than usual snowfall this winter has taken a toll on the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) annual budget throughout the state and locally.

The $22.6 million budgeted for snow removal for the entire state has already been surpassed, with two months still remaining in the snow season. WYDOT Region 3, which includes Sublette County, had used more than 95 percent of its snow clearing budget as of mid-March.

“At the end of January, snow control spending stood at 69 percent of the budgeted amount, but spending during February was double the usual amount,” a WYDOT release states. “As of Feb. 28, WYDOT had spent $21.9 million for snow control. Although the March figures are not in yet, the costs of dealing with snowstorms so far this month are expected to have exceeded the $674,000 that remained in the budget.”

For the complete article see the 03-25-2014 issue.

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