Weather Is Expensive

Jan 17, 2018
Photo by: Ryan Morrill

The so-called bomb cyclone of Jan. 3 and 4 cost Stafford Township “a little over $100,000,” according to Township Administrator James Moran, which makes it a significant event but not compared to some real monsters in the past. “We’ve had $300,000 storms,” he said.

This first storm of 2018 included some $60,000 in payroll expenses, another $18,000 in road salt and approximately $12,000 to $14,000 in equipment repairs.

Considering the 47-square-mile town has 195 miles of roadway to treat, plow and maintain, the fact that the police department reported no major damage to life or property or snow-related incidents outside of numerous fender benders comes as a relief.  —V.F.

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