Snow plows ready, adequately funded for snowfall - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City snow plows ready, adequately funded for snowfall


While many will remain indoors during Friday's blizzard, the Rapid City streets division plans to be hard at work throughout the day, clearing streets for those who dare venture out.
Equipped with a $1 million dollar budget and more than 30 snow plows, city workers are plowing around the clock to clear streets.

The city also has six subcontractors on standby if they need more help. City workers say the average blizzard can cost between $30,000 to $40,000 to clean up. But city staff say the plows will hit their priority areas first.
"We do emergency routes, and main arterials first. Then on days like this where it's going all day, we try to control intersections first," said Don Brumbaugh, Superintendent of the Rapid City Street's Division.
City officials say residential areas are the last priority for city snow plows, but they do make a point to clear hills and hazardous terrain areas.

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Rapid City, SD 57701

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