Snowy January impacting county budgets

The snowy January is having a big impact on county road commissions across Metro Detroit.

 

Many counties are already making plans for when they go over budget.

 

Macomb County has not released any specific numbers, but say they will borrow from a Summer Projects Fund if they go over budget.

 

The Monroe County Road Commission ha s not confirmed budget numbers, but they told 7 Action News that temporary layoffs are being considered as an option if the budget runs out. It's not clear if that will happen. Right now the county remains under a Level 2 Watch, which means drivers should be cautious o n the roads.

 

In Wayne County, the road commission has about $8.2 million budgeted each year for snow. They have spent $7 million so far. They will use Summer Project Fund dollars if needed.

 

Oakland County has spent $3 million between December 31 and January 11. That's roughly 25% of their $12 million budget. They could borrow from a Summer Projects Fund if needed.

 

7 Action News Simon Shaykhet had a one on one with the spokesman from Oakland County.

 

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