March 13, 2014
The Director of Public Works in Staunton estimates last weekend's storm has already cost them $60,000.
Most of the cost goes towards salt and money to pay the road crews overtime. Harrisonburg City Manager Roger Baker says Harrisonburg has spent more than $123,000. "Just for us," says Baker. "This storm alone, which actually started Friday Feb. 14 through Feb. 18, cost us almost our entire budget for the year."
Baker says the city budgeted $165,000 for the year in road cleanup. So far they have spent $438,000 this year. The dollar amount will be reviewed again in the spring before it's turned into the State Department of Public Works.