Winter Can Put Road Budgets on Slippery Slope

January 2, 2014

"We always try to budget appropriately...because you can't predict Mother Nature."

Cindy Dingell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Wayne County Dept. of Public Services.

Snow emergencies have been declared in several cities and townships, especially in Wayne County, where up to seven inches of snow has fallen since New Year’s Day. Plows and salt trucks have been out for two days trying to make driving conditions safer. Cindy Dingell is the deputy chief operating officer for Wayne County’s Department of Public Services. She tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that the department tries to anticipate how much money it needs for overtime in the winter. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.