Municipalities feeling the pinch for snow cleanup

With another possible round of snow or even ice due to strike New Jersey Tuesday, many municipalities are running low on money to pay for

EDISON - With another possible round of snow or even ice due to strike New Jersey Tuesday, many municipalities are running low on money to pay for the cleanup and winter has only just started.

For private contractors however, they say that this winter has been great.

Kevin Macken, who owns his own plow business, says that this winter he has done more work than he did all of last winter.

While private companies are seeing every snowflake as a dollar bill, a spokesperson with the New Jersey Department of Transportation says that its $10 million snow removal budget may already be exhausted. And other communities have also reported that their entire year's snow budget has also been depleted.

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