The Real Cost of Preparing for a Blizzard

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

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Bloomberg Rankings examined the cost of preparing for a blizzard for a family of four based in Washington, D.C., a city that gets an average of 12 inches of snow per year.

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