Maryland Still Adding Up Blizzard Costs

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A hefty price tag comes with the cleanup from last weekend’s massive snow storm.

As crews work to clean up after the massive weekend snow storm, it’s also comes with a hefty price tag.

Alex DeMetrick has a look at the expenses.

Half the battle is getting out of the snow and the other half is finding open lanes.

Four days after the blizzard, roads are still being widened by crews working throughout Maryland and they’re working around the clock.

In this case, time really is money.

And now Maryland has, to cover costs like deployment of National Guard troops and the thousands of state workers who logged tens of thousands of overtime hours.

There is also the public and private damage caused by the blizzard.

“High waves caused significant damage to Ocean City’s fishing pier and boardwalk,” said Governor Larry Hogan.

It’s estimated the blizzard damage and costs will approach $3 billion for the effected states. Federal disaster dollars and low interest loans would be a big help.

But Maryland’s costs can’t be added up until enough snow is cleared to see what the numbers will be.

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