3 changes to St. Paul snow removal plan - KMSP-TV

3 changes to St. Paul snow removal plan

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman on Monday announced several changes to the city's snow maintenance operations, headlined by a funding shift to purchase more plow trucks, and a continued increase in the amount of salt and sand dumped on roads.

"In the short term, a more aggressive salting and sanding operation should help alleviate some of the issues on our roads, especially when the temperatures start to rise," Coleman said.

3 CHANGES TO SNOW REMOVAL

Mayor Coleman said changes in the public works department include:

- A continued increase in the use of salt and sand per square mile to help address current road conditions -- a change made Sunday morning.

- A reprioritization within the public works budget that will direct just over $2 million to accelerate the purchase of several additional salter/sander/plow trucks.

- A reorganization of snow maintenance leadership within the public works department.

Two years ago, the mayor approved a $6 million plan to replace the aging fleet of vehicles. The changes announced Monday directs the public works department to reprioritize an existing $1 million and make an early use of the $1.2 million planned for 2014.

REPORT SNOW PROBLEMS

The city of Saint Paul operates a 24-hour street maintenance hotline at 651-266-9700. You can also report snow maintenance problems by emailing snowemergency@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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