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Calculating the Cost of the Storm

Credit: WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL
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Calculating the Cost of the Storm
Calculating the Cost of the Storm

Breken Terry speaks on how the city of Florence had to spend an extra $4,000 on 30 tons of salt to keep up with last weeks winter storm.

Thank you kate.

Not all areas of north alabama are in the clear yet from last week's winter weather.

And they're still paying for it - literally.

Waay 31's breken terry learned the city of florence had to spend an extra 4,000 dollars on 30 tons of salt to keep up with last week's winter storm.

She spoke with several street and road crews to learn about the cost of this storm.


Aldot, florece, and county crews are still adding up that cost with overtime, salt, sand, and other things they used to clear the roadways.

Aldot said it should have an exact cost by tomorrow.

Florence street department manager david koonce said sites like this were normal last week with over 100 stranded cars in the city because of ice and snow.

He said in his 22 years they've never had a storm last a week and cause so many complications but he's proud of how his guys handled the harsh conditions.

The guys did a great job.

Most importantly they did this safely.

We didn't have any accidents.

We didn't slide off the road which is usually a struggle because we treat the spots that are rough and bad and they did a great job of that.

They were very mindful and courteous to everybody they dealt with during this time.

I have a veteran crew and i'm very proud of them.

County road crews in colbert and franklin counties are still clearing slick spots and trees today because of the winter storm.

County road departments tell me it could take days before they can calculate their overtime and supply costs to battle this storm.

Live in flo bt waay31.


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