Storm Cost Seattle $1.35 Million

January 31, 2012

The Seattle Transportation Department says the mid-January storm cost the city of Seattle $1.35 million—more than half of its annual snow budget of $2.2 million.

KOMO reported transportation officials briefed the city council last week on expenses that included more than 55,000 gallons of salt brine at $0.76 per gallon and 3,400 tons of salt at $100 a ton. The total also includes labor and equipment.

Spokesman Steve Pratt says if the department depletes it’s budget, it will have to ask the council to dip into reserves.

Topics Windstorm

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