Winter maintenance stats are in from the city and officials say it was a long and challenging winter.

City crews hauled away about three and a half times the amount of snow this year compared to last.

In fact, over 8,500 loads of snow were removed this year.

That compares to nearly 2,300 loads being removed last year and over 3,700 loads in 2017.

Officials say the North Bay area received about 225 percent more snow this year than average.

That has resulted in just over $800,000 in added spending on winter maintenance so far this year, compared to the same time last year.

Actual costs are projected to reach $3.9 million by the end of the year, with a projected $750,000 likely needed from reserves.


(File photo by station staff)

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