There has been multiple snowfalls in Revelstoke so far this month. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Snowfalls cost $3,500 per cm to plow in Revelstoke

This year’s snow removal budget is $1.3 million

Roughly each year the City of Revelstoke receives 350 centimetres of snowfall, which can cost up to $3,500 per centimetre to plow.

This year’s snow removal budget is set at $1.3 million, with sanding costs pegged at $128,500, said a report to city council from operations manager Darren Komonosky.

On average, the city uses roughly 3,000 cubic meters of sand on roads every winter.

Snow plowing in Revelstoke is split between night and day.

Some neighbourhood get the majority of plowing during the night, such as Arrow Heights, Big Eddy, Lower Town, CPR Hill, and South Revelstoke.

Others such as Central Revelstoke, the courthouse and Columbia Park are majority plowed during the day, from 7 a.m to 3 p.m.

The city looks after more than 130 km of roads and 35 km of sidewalks.

In 2018, the city almost plowed through $600,000 in snow removal costs in less than two months during a stormy January and February, when more than 260 cm fell on the city.

READ MORE: City plows through nearly $600K for snow removal in January

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