New Jersey snow clean up costs, scary forecast

    Local officials in New Jersey are preparing for the latest snowstorm and
    say it could be a scary forecast when it comes to clean up costs.

    Local officials in New Jersey are preparing for the latest snowstorm and
    say it could be a scary forecast when it comes to clean up costs.

    Large and small communities around the Garden State are worried about the
    costs of snow removal. Eatontown Mayor Gerry Tarantolo says all the storms this winter have taken their toll.

    Tarantolo: We’ve dissipated all of our salt and sand for this year. We’re in the
    process of trying to get some more. The overtime has broken the budget. We
    never anticipated the severity of the weather that we’ve had recently.

    Meanwhile, Rocky Hill Mayor Ed Zimmerman is ready for the winter weather to
    be over.

    Zimmerman: We don’t usually have that many snowstorms so some of the other projects for public works like street repairs and sidewalk repairs may have to be
    cut. Hopefully this will be the last one and we’ll be all right.

    Municipal officials say they have an obligation to remove the snow and
    deal with the costs later.

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