Snow-Plowing Agreement Reached

September 18, 2013 Updated Sep 18, 2013 at 6:17 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

September 18, 2013 Updated Sep 18, 2013 at 6:17 PM EDT

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW)- After months of negotiations, Erie County and its towns and villages have finally reached an agreement for snow plowing the roads this winter.

The agreed upon contract calls for an annual three percent increase for the municipalities snow plowing services for the next three years.

The previous contract between the two parties expired earlier this month.

Negotiations were in the works for the past few months and many feared an agreement wouldn't be reached by this year's first snow storm.

Erie County has more than 1,200 roads to plow.

To help, it contracts villages and towns to take care of nearby roads.

This is not a done deal just yet.

The Erie County Legislature and the Town Boards of each municipality must approve the contract.

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