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State Blows Through Snow Budget

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The state Department of Transportation has tallied up the costs to clear snow and ice from roads and highways this past winter.

The department used $40 million this year.

That eclipsed the $30 million that was budgeted for 2013-14, based on a ten-year storm average.

DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick says it was a record-breaking year for salt usage at around 228-thousand tons.

He says the types of storms and the extreme cold necessitated more salt usage.

Nursick says they’ll submit a deficiency bill to lawmakers to make up the 10-million dollar deficiency.

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