Maryland Spending Snow Removal Budget Despite Mild Winter

Crews called out 14 times this winter

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012  |  Updated 10:05 PM EDT
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Md. Using Snow Budget Despite Mild Winter

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With mild weather and little snow this winter, Maryland residents might think the state is saving a bundle in snow removal costs.

In fact, the State Highway Administration says it has spent more than $30 million of its $36 million snow removal budget for this winter.

State highway crews have been called out 14 times this winter, WBAL-AM reported. Despite the fact that there have only been two or three times when salting or plowing was needed in the Baltimore area, crews must be ready for a storm even if the forecast changes.

SHA crews also have plowed seven feet of snow in western Maryland.

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