A decent amount of snow has fallen so far this year in Wayne County.


But, while snowfall hasn’t been anything close to record breaking, one borough is having a tough time keeping up.


A decent amount of snow has fallen so far this year in Wayne County.

Rich Doney of the Honesdale Department of Public Works said his crew is having no problem keeping up with the snow.

“We’re in good shape,” Doney said. “Our guys are doing a good job.”

Clinton Township secretary Lois Terrel said the township has been dealing with “nuisance snow,” a change from the ice from last year.

“So far, it’s been going pretty good,” she said.

But, while snowfall hasn’t been anything close to record breaking, one borough is having a tough time keeping up.

Starrucca Borough Council President Jack Downton said the borough is coping with a liquid fuels shortage stemming from the Buck Road Bridge project.

“We will be running short,” Downton said. “By March, we might be a couple thousand short.”

Liquid fuels money is used to maintain roads.

A special investigation conducted by the state Auditor General’s office said the past borough council misused liquid fuels funding to help renovate the Buck Road Bridge. In Dec., PennDOT said the borough must replenish the funds or risk receiving funds in 2011.

The 2011 funding would be allocated in April.

Downton said the borough contracts with Scott Twp. and Como Construction to handle the roads in Starrucca, but because of payment schedules, he is uncertain whether the borough will have the funds to keep roads clear until the next liquid fuels money arrives.

“I’m being very conservative to say that we will be short in March,” he said.