Snow budget over by 29%

Two major snowfalls in Central Otago over winter blew the Central Otago District Council's snow-clearing budget by more than 29%.

Council roading committee chairman Graeme Bell told the council this week $140,000 was budgeted this year but it cost about $198,000 to keep roads clear.

Mr Bell praised residents who cleared their local roads in some areas as the council concentrated on arterial routes.


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