Heavy snowfall this winter has crashed the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s budget. Budget Officer Kevin Hibbard says WYDOT budgeted $22-million, but the department over-spent that amount at the beginning of March.
“February this year was the most expensive month,” Hibbard says. “We had about 6-million dollars in snow control expenditures in the month of February.”
He says the department is only half way through its fiscal year, which runs through next September. Three mountain passes still need to be cleared of snow by the end of May. He says they will have to cut future road and construction projects to make up for the shortfall.