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Lack of Snow Good for Town Budgets, Bad for Plow Operators

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Snow makes a comeback Saturday with relatively minor accumulations (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN: Jackie Bruno: Weston, Mass.) - Lack of snow wasn't a problem last year, that's for sure.

    To refresh your memory, we had 71.2 inches of snow by this time.  In total this winter, the greater Boston region has only had about 6.8 inches of snow, well that's well below the 25.4-inch average.

    And if we get just three inches this weekend, we'll be over the record for least amount of snow set back in 1936; that winter there were just nine inches of snow.

    Of course, this lack of snow is hurting people who depend on their snow plows and cold weather for extra income. But local budgets are benefiting. Boston has about $20 million dollars left in its snow budget. Some people say that should go to paying down the MBTA's $161 million deficit.