New England News
6:55 am
Sat February 23, 2013

Municipal Snow Budgets Battered By Weekend Storms

With a snow storm for a third consecutive weekend, snow removal budgets in Massachusetts are being drained. 

Credit WAMC

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.