Budget buster: Durango’s snow-removal bills are piling up

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Budget buster: Durango’s snow-removal bills are piling up

City could run out of money used to contract services to remove snow berm
A berm of snow occupies the center lane of Main Avenue on Friday in downtown Durango. The pile of snow made it tricky for one woman to run across the street to pay a parking meter. The city says it may not have enough money to keep removing snow this winter from downtown.

Budget buster: Durango’s snow-removal bills are piling up

A berm of snow occupies the center lane of Main Avenue on Friday in downtown Durango. The pile of snow made it tricky for one woman to run across the street to pay a parking meter. The city says it may not have enough money to keep removing snow this winter from downtown.

Budget buster: Durango’s snow-removal bills are piling up

The city has been plowing snow to the center of Main Avenue in downtown Durango but keeping the crosswalks clear. It costs the city $8,000 to $10,000 per night to remove 150 to 200 dump truck loads of snow.

Budget buster: Durango’s snow-removal bills are piling up

The city of Durango is running out of money to keep removing snow from the center lane on Main Avenue.
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