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Winter weather costs state $9 million

Winter weather costs state $9 million

Casey Wilson/The Daily

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

State and local authorities continue to work on road conditions despite budget concerns and continuing winter precipitation.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation already has spent $9 million this winter removing snow and ice from roads, said David Meuser, ODOT spokesman.

“That covers costs directly associated with the storms over the entire state,” Meuser said.

ODOT spent only $7.7 million last winter on snow and ice removal, he said.

“I would expect that chances are good that we’ll spend even more money than we’ve already spent,” he said... FULL ARTICLE


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