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As Snow Piles Up, Costs Of Clearing It Rises

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HANOVER, Md. (AP) Big snowfalls in Maryland are really starting to add up in costs for clearing roads.

Gov. Martin O'Malley said Friday the state budgeted about $60 million to keep roads clear. The state already has spent about $50 million of that.

O'Malley says the big December snowfall cost the state about $27 million, and he's expecting this one to cost at least that much. That means there will have to be some more budget balancing in a tough financial year.

The governor says it would take about 28 inches of snow for Maryland to qualify for federal disaster assistance. So he says he's hoping "our federal partners measure in a snow drift."

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