Municipal Snow Budgets Battered By Weekend Storms
With a snow storm for a third consecutive weekend, snow removal budgets in Massachusetts are being drained.
Weekend snow storms bring the added expense of overtime for many DPW workers. With a third weekend storm, many municipalities report snow removal budgets have been exhausted. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said half the $1.2 million budgeted for snow removal was spent before the blizzard two weeks ago.
Cities and towns have spent a lot of money in between the storms to remove snow from on-street parking spaces and to cut down snow banks that blocked sight lines at traffic intersections.