When a snowstorm strikes, cities depend on their fleet of snow plows and other heavy equipment to keep roads open. The rapid growth of city can put a strain on a city’s snow equipment.
One city facing the challenge of managing a fleet of snow equipment and city growth is Columbia,Missouri, as reported in The Columbia Daily Tribune.
Columbia has added over 150 miles of streets since the last major snowstorm to hit the city in 1995. Now the city leaders have prepare for the time when another giant snowstorm might blanket the roads. The demand for enough equipment can test a city’s budget.
City leaders are weighing their options. If new equipment is too pricey an option, outside contractors may be called in to handle snow removal.