Carlisle moving snow to old Masland lot

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – After a record-breaking snowfall in Carlisle, what to do with all that snow? The borough has a plan.

Signs are being posted, giving residents 24 hours to move vehicles.

“If all of those cars are moved it allows us to go much faster. Every time there’s a car there, it slows us way down,” said Matthew Candland, borough manager. “We have a big piece of equipment that blows the snow into trucks, dump trucks, and then we haul the snow away.”

To the parking lot across from where the Masland plant used to be.

Open our door, or in this case our parking lot, and allow people, or the Borough in this case, to dump a truckload or 10 of snow and help the community,” said Mike Garland, spokesperson for Carlisle Events. “To be able to get people to drive around town safely and in a convenient manner.”

There’s so much snow to move the borough had to hire outside help. As the snow piles up so do the expenditures.

“We haven’t calculated everything yet, but it’s going to have a significant impact on our budget. I would suspect we may be at the limits of our budget,” said Candland. “We may be over our budget by the time this is over, I think there’s a good chance of that.”

Although the cleanup is pricey, the Candland said that’s what the reserve fund is for.

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