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.

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.”