City still below winter road budget

Despite recent weather, City of Abbotsford has spent just over $700,000 on snow clearing

The City of Abbotsford will have eight trucks plowing streets once snow starts to fall Thursday.

Despite more than a week of wintry weather, the City of Abbotsford is still well under its budget for snow and ice removal this year.

As of Monday morning, the city had spent $710,000 on anti-icing, sanding/salting, and snow plowing. The budget is approximately $1.1 million but rarely approaches that number.

Since 2012 when the city spent $54,605 more than allocated spending on winter responses has come in well below budget.

Last year, Abbotsford spent just $306,320, with more than $800,000 returned to city coffers.

Abbotsford has 913 kilometres of roads, with 350 of that designated as “first-priority roadways.”