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DOT costs for snow removal top $2.6M

Posted February 18, 2010 5:13 p.m. EST

— The state Department of Transportation has already spent more than $2.6 million for clearing area highways in recent snowstorms, and some bills have yet to be paid, officials said.

The largest sum, $952,693, was spent in Wake County, followed by $345,035 in Durham County. Costs in Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren counties were between $252,000 and $277,000 each, officials said.

The numbers include materials, labor and equipment to spray brine solution on highways before the Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 12-13 storms and then clear snow and ice from state roads.