January Storm Cost State, Municipalities About $9 Million
State agencies and municipalities are reporting estimates of about $9 million in cleanup costs for the January snow storm.
Full details are not yet available, but in a response Tuesday to an inquiry by The Providence Journal, Marie Aberger, spokeswoman for Gov. Gina Raimondo, said initial reports from state agencies and municipalities pegged the potential cost at about $9 million.
State agencies account for $3 million with most for Department of Transportation plowing and cleaning up. Costs will include debris removal, emergency protective measures, personnel, buildings and equipment.
At the state prison, the Raimondo administration expects $400,000 in overtime.
When emergency management teams complete assessments, Raimondo will request a disaster declaration for federal help.
The January storm dumped 2 feet of snow on parts of Rhode Island.