At 9 a.m.: Day 5 of Public Impeachment Hearings

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    City searches for snow cleanup funds

    The city of Philadelphia has tallied the costs of the first big winter weather cleanup of the season.

    The city of Philadelphia has tallied the costs of the first big winter weather cleanup of the season.

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    The big snowfall that blanketed the city on December 19th cost over $3 million dollars for cleanup. Mayor Michael Nutter says the city is trying to figure out how to cover for the unbudgeted expense.

    Nutter: These snow events are of course unpredictable; virtually impossible to budget for them. The storm was initially was predicted to be four to eight inches, it wound up being 23 inches. Finance and budget will figure a way to repay the Streets Department and other agencies that participated.

    The mayor complimented the city workers who responded to the December snowstorm, saying they did a good job making main streets passable.

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