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Ohio's overtime costs for snow removal piling up this winter; may cut into projects later
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:20 AM EST
All of the overtime the state of Ohio is paying crews to keep roads cleared during this snowy winter may cut into road construction projects later in the year.
This winter, the agency has spent $13.1 million on overtime for statewide snow and ice removal so far, up from about $9.8 million all of last year. Two years ago, the state spent $5.7 million on overtime.
Ohio's total cost for keeping roads clear so far this winter has been about $85.6 million.
That's already higher than last winter and far higher than during the mild winter two years ago.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com