VDOT Staunton District Exceeds Snow Removal Budget

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

Staunton, Va. (WHSV) -- Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation's Staunton District are still out working to keep you safe, but they are having to dig deeper into their pockets.

VDOT has exceeded its budget of more than $11 million to help clear the roads for the 11 counties it serves. It is now borrowing from road maintenance funds used to fix things such as potholes.

"Obviously, some years you're going to have more, some years you're going to have less, so you have to budget on an average, so to speak," said VDOT spokeswoman Sandy Myers. "So, safety is the No. 1 thing that we emphasize: the road safety, the safety for workers and certainly the safety for the traveling public."

Myers said it could be a few weeks before we find out the cost of the storm system we saw late Wednesday through Thursday in the Valley.

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