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Baltimore County spent record $9.4M on January blizzard cleanup

Baltimore County spent record $9.4M on January blizzard cleanup

A historic blizzard that dumped more than two feet of snow on the region last month cost Baltimore County $9.4 million to clean up, the county announced Feb. 8.

That's a new county record for an individual storm; when back-to-back blizzards hit in 2010, the storms cost $4 million and $7 million individually.

Before this year's blizzard, which was Baltimore's largest recorded snowstorm, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz assured residents by noting that the county purchased the 80,000 tons of salt it keeps in storage well in advance, ensuring a low price of $59.90 a ton, he said. As demand goes up for salt, the cost up as well — according to Kamenetz, salt prices were...

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