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What Snow-Free Few Months Meant To DOT Clearing Crews 2/2/2011
Contrary to what you might believe, the moderately snow-free past couple of months have not translated into budgetary savings for the Department of Transportation’s clearing crews: The D.O.T.’s Dave Biersmock explains why:"CLICK HERE" for Audio
Biersmock estimates the Transportation Department’s clearing program is running about $500,000 over budget out of a total coffer of about $35 million. On the bright side, the DOT is under budget for work in Western Washington so far this year, so things tend to balance out.

Biersmock reminds drivers that it’s easy to become complacent behind the wheel after a long stretch of snow free driving, but black ice can still be a problem, especially in the months ahead.