- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - With six weeks to go before spring, snow-removal budgets are running low after numerous storms that have slammed New England.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1zSmu7L ) that Mayor Donal Grebien says Pawtucket has exhausted its $700,000 snow removal budget.

Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian said the city has spent about 80 percent of its $435,000 for snow removal.

A spokesman for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says about two-thirds of Providence’s $1.6 million snow removal budget will be used up by the time the city finishes dealing with Monday’s snowstorm.

Public Services Director Jon R. Schock says South Kingstown spent 61 percent of its budget for snow removal overtime, sand and salt by Friday.

And state Department of Transportation Director Michael Lewis says $14 million earmarked for winter storms will be reached with the cleanup from Monday’s snowstorm.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com


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