Friday, March 27, 2015

City: Snow Costs Hit $6 Million Before Latest Storm

The city bill for snow cleanup this winter hit $6 million before the latest monster storm, city officials said today.

City: Snow Costs Hit $6 Million Before Latest Storm

The city bill for snow cleanup this winter hit $6 million before the latest monster storm, city officials said today.

Those funds went to overtime for city workers as well as paying for contractors and salt. The city -- which does not budget money specifically for snow -- still has to tally the cost of this week's storm. And, with many winter weeks left, the costs could continue to climb.

Snow removal costs put a dent in the city's budget last year. The historic storms that blanketed the city last winter ultimately cost about $18 million, according to the mayor’s press office. The city last month received $1.8 million in federal aid to help defray the cost.

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