Money Saving Move Leaving Utah Town Streets Snowy

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

What if, after a snowstorm, the roads didn’t get plowed?

That’s exactly what’s happening in Utah. But many residents of one Utah town don’t see the city’s reduced snow plowing plan as creating a winter wonderland - they see it as a headache.

Under a test program to cut costs, the city about 20 miles north of Salt Lake City is plowing only major roads if a storm happens at night or on weekends. The rest of the streets are then plowed during regular working hours. If 4 inches or more of snow falls, the city begins plowing all streets.

The program debuted last weekend, when the city plowed only major roads after a Saturday storm. The city began plowing the rest of the streets on Monday, though some streets never got cleaned off.

While the move saved $7,000, City Manager John Thacker says more residents are upset about the program than are applauding it.

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