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.


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.


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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