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SHA Has Used Nearly All Of Its Snow Removal Budget

February 28th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Despite many more false alarms than actual major storms this winter- the Maryland State Highway Administration says it has spent more than $30 million of its $36 million snow removal budget for this winter. It has been by almost any measure a relatively mild winter- however the reason the state has spent so much money on snow removal and salting operations is because state highway crews have been called out 14 times so far this winter, even though there have only been two or three times when salting or plowing was needed in some areas. Dave Buck of the SHA says, as is usually the case, western Maryland has utilized the balk of the resources in dealing with snow…

One Response to “SHA Has Used Nearly All Of Its Snow Removal Budget”

  1. February 28, 2012 at 10:42 am, Warren said:

    Really??? I don’t understand how this is possible.

    So every ‘call out’ cost $2.14 million dollars and only 3 of them was maybe valid… that is ridiculous!

    Where is the money actually going?

    Dave needs to do an investigation!!


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