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Snow Removal In Maryland Costly

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By Matt Bush

The more snow falls, the more Maryland's State Highway Administration goes over budget in removing it.

February is just three days old, and last night's storm hasn't been factored in yet to the SHA's numbers, but spokesman Chick Gischler says they've almost doubled their snow removal budget.

That won't stop salt trucks and plows from treating and clearing roads during future storms, the earliest of which is expected to hit the area Friday. But come spring, Gischler says other projects the SHA conducts will be affected. First and foremost, that means delaying the mowing of grass on land they own.

Gischler says in the past, the Maryland legislature approved additional money for the SHA for snow removal. He says that won't be happening this year.

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