Mild winter results in excess money in cities’ snow removal funds

Posted at 9:22 PM, Apr 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-14 23:22:07-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's snowfall usually eats through city budgets. But with this season's warm, dry winter many cities are seeing money left over in their snow removal funds.

Last winter, Salt Lake City spent $488,000 on salt. This season they used less than half of that at $194,000.

Ogden spent 75 percent of their $111,000 salt fund. Most years they go well above that number.

Park City used only 60 percent of their salt budget.

Provo has $25,000 worth of salt still left in storage.

Now cities are using the leftover funds for roadwork or saving the money for next winter.