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Posted at 3:35 PM ET, 01/11/2011

D.C. gets more money for snow cleanup

By Washington Post editors

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Tuesday that District officials will receive more than $2.5 million more in federal funds for cleanup related to the severe storm that crippled the city last February. To date, more than $11.1 million has been approved for District departments affected by the storm, including the District Department of Transportation as well as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

DDOT was awarded $1,549,527 for reimbursement of expenses related to snow removal and hauling efforts on department-maintained roadways. The grant represents a 75 percent federal share of the project costs, which total $2,066,036.

WMATA was awarded $1,039,545 for snow-removal efforts, which included clearing snow and ice and providing de-icers and abrasives to the Metro Authority’s lots, walkways, stations and platforms. The grant represents a 75 percent federal share of the project costs, which total $1,386,060.

For each of these grants, the remaining 25 percent will be paid with non-federal funds determined by the District. Additional funding may be approved as FEMA processes the remaining project worksheets for the District’s two disaster declarations.

By Washington Post editors  | January 11, 2011; 3:35 PM ET
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Comments

Why did they do this? The dimwits at DDOT have already dumped more than 2 seasons worth of salt on every street this year. They seem to have not clue that only a small amount needs to be dropped to prevent freezing. They are contributing to breaking the DC budget, destroying cars, killing plants, and polluting the Bay.

Posted by: blankspace | January 11, 2011 3:55 PM | Report abuse

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