Snow removal budget dwindling in Wyoming - KOTA Territory News

Snow removal budget dwindling in Wyoming


This snowy winter is forcing some state agencies to dip into reserves to provide basic services.

Overnight snow in northeast Wyoming meant plows were out in full force Thursday.

With more snow in the forecast this weekend, the Wyoming Department of Transportation will have to rob Peter to pay Paul.

WYDOT is already over budget for snow removal, so money that would go to construction projects is being rerouted.

"Like an overlay or they could be a widening and an overlay. And what we'll have to do is see how much money we have left and then put a project in there that we can do with the money that's left over," said WYDOT public relations specialist Ronda Holwell.

As of the end of February, WYDOT had spent $21.9 million on plowing.

March costs are not in yet but the department expects them to exceed the budget's remaining $674,000.

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