Winter Costs Pile Up for City of Springfield

Published 03/17 2014 04:23PM

Updated 03/17 2014 10:04PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The City of Springfield has spent nearly $1 million on snow and ice removal this winter, according to a news release.

That’s nearly three times the cost of last winter.  Springfield Public Works reported the cost for 2012-2013 was $377,000.  As of Monday, March 17, this year's total was $999,400.

4,501 tons of road salt has been spread, and 53,516 lane miles plowed.  Public Works employees have put in 10,601 man hours for winter weather events.

"Every snow season presents its own set of challenges.  This year, we have been able to work through a salt shortage and still provide successful snow removal services," says Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey.

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