NJ DOT already beyond snow removal budget

    New Jersey’s Department of Transportation has already exceeded its snow removal budget for the year. MyCentralJersey.com reports the first five storms came with a $25 million price tag — more than the $20 million 2010-11 snow budget. Numbers from Wednesday’s storm aren’t in yet.
    The DOT can borrow money from other parts of the budget for snow emergencies, but may need legislature approval. Meanwhile, the state has already asked for $53 million in federal aid to help cover costs.

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