Storms exhaust Stamford snow budget, road crews

With more snow in the forecast, communities across southwestern Connecticut are dealing with a shortage of supplies and an exhausted workforce.

With more snow in the forecast, communities across southwestern Connecticut are dealing with a shortage of supplies and an exhausted workforce. (3/3/15)

STAMFORD - With more snow in the forecast, road crews across southwestern Connecticut are dealing with a shortage of supplies and an exhausted workforce.

Stamford officials say the snow has taken its toll on snowplow drivers, who have been working 15 to 20 hours on snow days.

Additionally, the number of trucks available is also diminishing because the job takes a toll on the vehicles.

With the budget exhausted because of the snow, Stamford officials are working to get more money for snowstorms. Officials say one thing that has made this year more expensive is the salt, since the price has gone up.

After the snow is gone, crews can look forward to pothole repairs.

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