Cleanup Costs Pile Up For Cities, Counties

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Local officials have added up the numbers associated with cleaning up all the snow that piled up during last week's winter storm.

Shawnee County Public Works spent $128,000 on snow plowing and treatment over the course of the two day storm. Director Tom Vlach says almost $30,000 of that was labor, $17,000 for materials and $81,000 on equipment.

Riley County officials say they spent almost $78,000 while Geary County says it racked up almost $77,000 in cleanup expenses.

Meantime, the Lawrence Journal-World reports the city of Lawrence spent about $350,000 to clear streets and city parking lots. Douglas County reports expenses of about $120,000.

The CIty of Topeka did not have storm cost estimates available Wednesday.

The Kansas Department of Transportation reported Monday that the storm cost their agency nearly $3 million statewide.


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