City plans to use taxpayer money to purchase snow plows - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

City plans to use taxpayer money to purchase snow plows

Some residents say the money is worth it if it means keeping the people safe. (WMC Action News 5) Some residents say the money is worth it if it means keeping the people safe. (WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Despite Friday's sunshine, some of the ice left over in Memphis has yet to melt. 

City of Memphis crews are working to clear the roads, but what crews aren't using are snow plows.

"We just traditionally don't get that amount of snow," said City of Memphis Public Works Director Dwan Gillom.

Gillom says crews used two large motor graders to tackle the snow. The plan for the future is to use taxpayer money to buy 10 new snow plows, which will cost between $7,000 and $10,000 in 2016.

Some think it's a great idea. But others are wondering if it's worth the money.

"We haven't had this type of weather in 10 years," said Shirley Terrel. "I think this is just that blue moon season when we are just hit with a lot of occurrences of bad weather."

"I think we should always plan for the worse," added Darius Anthony, who think driver's safety should be the city's priority.

The public works department will go before the city council to get final approval to buy the snow plows. Budgets from each department will be submitted in the spring.

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