Harford spent more than $100,000 on snow removal after Monday's storm


Enough snow fell around Harford County during Monday's last gasp of winter storm to force the county to spend more than $100,000 on snow removal efforts.

According to figures released by the county Wednesday, 135 personnel worked the storm from approximately 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday.

In addition, 60 personnel reported for duty at 4 a.m. Tuesday to begin salting the roads for the morning commute, county government spokesman Bob Thomas wrote in an e-mail Wednesday.

Thomas said 130 pieces of equipment were used the duration of the storm coverage and 405 tons of salt were spread over the course of the two days.

The total cost for manpower, equipment and materials was $102,415.71, he said.

The National Weather Service said the snowfall totals in Harford were as high as 3 to almost 5 inches in the northern and west central areas of the county. Much less fell in the southeastern part of the county around Havre de Grace and west along the Route 40 corridor.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police said no serious motor vehicle accidents were reported between early Monday and mid-morning Tuesday. Only scattered power outages were reported, despite the heaviness of the late season snow.

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