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Saturday December 11th, 2010

Posted at 9:00am

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Snow is a four-letter word by skintone from the windsoriteDOTca flickr pool

With Windsor set to receive its first taste of winter this weekend, we thought we would take a look at how much an average snowfall costs Windsorites.

As soon as the snow starts to fly City of Windsor crews hit the streets and start to tackle the 21 main salter/plough routes consisting of the Expressway, Arterial, and Collector streets. The average daily cost for this operation is $12,000/hr.

Intersections are salted and/or ploughed when conditions warrant. The average time/cost for all intersections is 8 hours as a cost of $96,000.

Residential streets are ploughed when accumulation exceeds 4 in and once all main routes have been cleared. The average time/cost all streets is 24 hours at a cost of $300,000

The total budget set for snow removal is $3.27 Million.

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