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Danbury likely $200,000 short in snow removal budget

The Danbury City Council will be asked in March to move $200,000 from the contingency account into the Public Works Department budget to get through winter.  The money will likely come from the city's contingency fund.  Mayor Mark Boughton says the city has taken several deliveries in the past two weeks of sand, but there is a salt shortage in Connecticut.

 

A sand and salt mixture is used on Danbury roads in the winter to help with traction and to melt the snow--something more communities are moving back to from a liquid solution.

 

Boughton says beyond Thursday's storm, the City will struggle with finding supply.

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