Recent snowstorm cost Lexington $1.1 million

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The City of Lexington estimates $1.1 million has been spent so far on costs associated with the recent snowstorm that dumped more than 10-inches on the city.

The city says it used more than 4,650 tons of salt on the roads.  Here’s a breakdown of some of the costs:

  • $363,900 for salt
  • $254,200 for snow removal contractors
  • $247,300 for snow removal by the city
  • $139,500 on weather-related issues in government buildings
  • $100,000 on overtime

By comparison, a crippling ice storm in 2003 cost the city $5 million.

On February 25, 2015, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray declared a local state of emergency and the costs associated with the snow event were submitted to the Kentucky Department of Emergency Management.

The city will work with state and federal officials to determine if those costs will qualify for reimbursement.

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