Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snow-Removal Costs Hitting States Hard

Yes, the same news that brings you unending news about the state of polar ice and glaciers is also bringing you this, which shouldn't be happening if we were so warm and all. More empirical evidence to put in your pipe and smoke.   

DENVER -- The blizzards that hit the Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard this month rang up huge snow-removal bills for cash-strapped state and local governments -- and left officials scrambling to figure out how they will pay to clear roads later in the winter.

Maryland's State Highway Administration has spent more than $27 million this year on snow removal, the bulk of that clearing away a massive pre-Christmas storm. But the agency's annual snow-removal budget is just $26 million.

[From Snow-Removal Bills Leave States Scrambling - WSJ.com]