RAPID CITY, South Dakota — Rapid City officials say they should finish cleanup from the Oct. 4 blizzard within the $1.4 million budget established for the effort.
The Rapid City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1icXI9V ) that the city has spent about $1.2 million so far on curbside debris pickup and the removal and trimming of storm-damaged trees. Public Works Director Terry Wolterstorff says the city is on "the downhill side of the project," and it should be completed within budget.
The early autumn storm dumped up to 4 feet of snow in the Black Hills. Rapid City got nearly 2 feet of snow, damaging schools, making roads impassable, causing power outages, and damaging or destroying thousands of trees.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com