Moncton in the red after last winter’s record snow

High snowbanks in Moncton, 30 Jan 2011 (Dearing file)

MONCTON, NB – After being bombarded by snow last winter, the City of Moncton has gotten off easy so far this year.

Spokesperson Paul Thomson, one snowstorm after another left the Hub City with a $2 million deficit for the 2011 fiscal year (January to December).

Thomson says the city wants to do more in-house plowing and snow removal in 2012 as opposed to contracting out to avoid another deficit.

The city has hired more workers and leased more snow removal equipment to accomplish that.

One snowstorm after another last winter in Moncton led to 120 cm of snow on the ground by mid-February, a new record according to Environment Canada.

(courtesy News 91.9 Radio

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