By Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire has received more than $1.3 million in federal aid to help offset the costs of coping with a severe snowstorm in January.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the state received the disaster relief funds in connection with the Jan. 26-28 storm that buried parts of the state under two-to-three feet of snow.

Gov. Maggie Hassan pegs costs of snow removal in the southern three counties of Strafford, Rockingham and Hillsborough at about $3.3 million during that storm alone.

She said the state Department of Transportation had 648 workers out clearing roads during the blizzard and hired nearly 900 private trucks to help plow and remove snow.

Leigh Cheney of New Hampshire’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management division says the storm drained the coffers of the many of the affected communities.

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