The Real Cost of Preparing for a Blizzard

By Alex McIntyre - 2012-01-12T17:40:29Z

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And The Final Tally Is:

Final Tally: $3,017

Sounds hefty, but for a little perspective, after the blizzards of 2009/2010 in Washington, D.C., snow removal costs are estimated to have been as high as $24 million, according to the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. That's about four times its annual snow budget.