Montana transportation department spent $2M on snow plowing

The state of Montana has spent more than $2 million on snow plowing so far this year surpassing what costs were this time over the last two years.

The Independent Record reported Tuesday that snow plowing costs for the state Department of Transportation increased by more than 250% since last year.

Department officials say they spent $575,577 from July 1 to Oct. 28 last year, and $544,872 during the same period in 2017.