Niagara Falls investigating plow truck driver

Posted at 11:19 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 23:25:13-04

The City of Niagara Falls is investigating after a video of a plow truck driver spreading salt while parked was brought to it's attention. 

"I think that's a high waste of materials," said Robert Dusen who shot the video and shared it with 7 Eyewitness News. 

The video appears to show a plow truck driver parked on 27th Street, spreading salt for an extended amount of time. The video was shot Wednesday morning. 

7 Eyewitness News showed the video to officials with the City of Niagara Falls. 

John Caso Director of Public Works for the city issued the following statement to 7 Eyewitness News: 

"After reviewing the video, this department will fully investigate the situation and take any action that is necessary.  I would like to thank the resident for bringing this to our attention."

"That was an excessive amount," said Robert Spacone, deputy director of the city's public works department. 

Spacone says he knows who the driver is and the department plans to ask him about the situation Thursday morning.

"I will talk to him, investigate this and take appropriate action if warranted." 

7 Eyewitness News learned the city budgeted $255,000 for salt in 2016, at nearly 70 dollars per ton. 

Spacone says it could be a possibility that the driver was unaware he was spreading the salt and could have been on his break. He added the city is taking the situation seriously and will take whatever disciplinary action may be necessary.