Bismarck snow removal costs

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The city of Bismarck has spent $212,000 on snow removal after this storm, and that number is expected to go up after they finish operations this week, according to Keith Glass of Public Works.

He wants to remind residents to check the map that's updated in real time after cleanup. He says pre-storm, workers applied over 12,000 gallons of beet heet to melt ice when it hits the streets. Then used 138 tons of sand, 54 tons of salt, and 20,000 gallons of salt water brine to prevent ice.

"It costs us a lot of money to go back and clean streets where cars are parked and I know a lot of people don't have driveways but I'd like to emphasize you guys can get your cars off the streets until the streets are plowed and then we won't have that ice ridge," said Keith Glass, superintendent of Roads and Streets Department at Bismarck Public Works.

To check the snow removal process, click the link attached to the right of this story.