City calls in contractors for plowing

December 27, 2012

Following Wednesday’s 7-inch snowfall, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works called on 50 private contractors to get another 350 snow plows to clear the city’s residential streets. With some 4,000 miles of side streets throughout the city, DPW has asked residents to be patient. A DPW spokesperson said it was too early to estimate the cost or the time frame for snow removal. The last time DPW needed to hire contractors for residential areas, it cost the city roughly $250,000.