Light snowfall could mean budget windfall for Columbia

Below-average winter snowfall for mid-Missouri could leave a significant portion of Columbia’s budget for winter response unused for the 10th year in a row.

Winter snowfall for 2017-18 was 3.2 inches, well below the area’s average snowfall of 14.9 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

That means Columbia’s public works department will likely save about a third of its snow and ice management budget of $528,904. Those funds could be used on other road maintenance projects, according to a spokesman.

Read more: Columbia Missourian


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