BALTIMORE (AP) — With mild weather and little snow this winter, Maryland residents might think the state is saving a bundle in snow removal costs.
In fact, the State Highway Administration says it has spent more than $30 million of its $36 million snow removal budget for this winter.READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: 985 New Cases, Hospitalizations Slightly Down Monday
WBAL-AM reports that state highway crews have been called out 14 times this winter. Despite the fact that there have only been two or three times when salting or plowing was needed in the Baltimore area, crews must be ready for a storm even if the forecast changes.READ MORE: Family Of 21-Year-Old Haley Herron Searching For Answers After Deadly, Possible Road Rage Incident Over Easter Weekend
SHA crews have also plowed seven feet of snow in western Maryland.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Group To Recommend Affordable Housing Improvements
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