Nutter says snow bills are for spring

Another significant snowstorm means more cleanup costs for area towns and cities.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter can’t put a dollar amount on how much it has cost the city to remove snow from the streets so far this season.

“I have no idea what the different storms have cost they’ve pretty much have been coming on a weekly basis.,” said Nutter.  “We fight these storms the finance department does not determine how much equipment or personnel go out we have an obligation for public safety.”

The mayor says the city will deal with the costs of the storms when the season is over and the snow is gone.  Despite several storms, this winter’s snow totals are not close the nearly 80 inches received in the winter of 2009-2010.

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