Some Utah communities plowing through snow budgets

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Officials in several Utah cities say they’re plowing through their snow-removal budgets faster than anticipated with recent storms.In West Jordan, officials tell the Deseret News that up to 75 percent of the city’s winter snow removal budget is already gone after two storms.In Logan, officials say about 50 percent of the city’s budget for salt has been used up.In Murray, some 3,000 tons of salt left from last winter is gone, forcing the city to reorder sooner than expected.Officials say budgets have been stretched by declining sales tax revenues, making the prospect of heavy snowfall this winter worrisome.But Salt Lake City officials say they should be OK, depending on the severity of the season.

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