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Snow Plowing Cost Philadelphia Taxpayers $18-Million, Streets Commissioner Says

City officials have tallied the cost of plowing the streets of Philadelphia during the wicked winter — and the price tag is roughly three times that of a normal winter.

04/09/2014

10th Street Hardware (credit: Justin Udo)

Rock Salt, Ice Melters In Short Supply At Local Hardware Stores

So far, the Philadelphia region has seen 14 snow falls this season. As a result, many counties and municipalities are having a tough time keeping rock salt stockpiled. But many local hardware stores are facing the same problem.

03/01/2014

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Winter Storms Cost Delaware More Than $13 Million — With More Snow On The Way

The state has bought 77,000 tons of salt so far and doled out over 82,000 hours of overtime pay to employees. That comes out to over $13 million spent in winter storm costs, nearly four times the amount originally budgeted.

02/28/2014

(Ken Clark gets a workout of a different sort early Tuesday morning outside Old City Iron Works gym.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Not Shoveling Could Mean More Than A Fine For Homeowners

If you violate the city’s snow-removal rule, you could get fined $50 by the city. But that could be the least of your worries.

02/14/2014

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Snow Removal Costs Pile Up In Delaware

This has been a winter many people are eager to see come to an end.

02/14/2014

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Severe Winter Weather Costs Delaware Valley Tens Of Millions… So Far

From driving snow that crippled traffic and caused accidents, to an ice storm that left more than a half million people in our region in the dark, the cost of this winter could be tallied in varied ways including serious inconveniences.

02/07/2014

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Philadelphia’s Snow-fighting Efforts Remain In Full Gear

The Philadelphia Streets Department says that it is continuing its snow-fighting efforts into the afternoon.

12/10/2013

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Important Questions To Ask Before Signing A Lease

If you’re looking for a place to rent, keep this list of questions handy.

12/19/2012

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Snow Removal Businesses Hurting Due To Mild Winter

We’ve had one of the mildest winters in years, which is great news for area departments of transportation but hard on the snow removal business.

03/01/2012

(The October 2011 snowstorm left tens of thousands without power for up to a week.  File photo credit: Chris Kieszek, Bethlehem, Pa.)

Fewer Snowstorms Mean Easier Budgeting For Delaware Valley Cities and Towns

A lack of snow so far this winter has been good news for suburban communities, who have seen their budgets busted the last couple of winters to pay for snow removal.

01/11/2012

A plow clears a Philadelphia street. (Credit: Ed Fischer)

No Snow: Bad News For Kids, Good News For City Budget Crunchers

Kids hoping for sledding instead of school may be disappointed by the lack of snow so far this winter. But city of Philadelphia budget crunchers are ecstatic.

01/11/2012

(A demonstration of a Penndot "tow-plow," a truck which operates a second plow in an adjacent lane while pulling tanks of salt brine behind.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

PennDOT Warns Area Drivers of ”Tow-Plows” Coming This Winter

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it will deploy the double-lane plows on highways in Montgomery County this year, and the turnpike will use them along the entire east-west line.

11/22/2011

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Mayor Nutter Budgets For Snow Removal Next Winter

After two straight winters in which snow removal costs topped $10 million, Mayor Nutter is, in his new budget, setting aside $4 million for next winter’s snow costs.

03/06/2011

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Mulch Aplenty, But Not A Shovel To Be Found

There was nary a show shovel to be found at a few of the big hardware stores along Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia on Monday, but if you want to get a jump on outdoor grills and other springtime items, they’ve got you covered.

02/22/2011

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Letting Snow Pile Up On Shrubs? Knock It Off!

If you’re careful and you get to snow as it piles up and before it’s frozen solid, you can help your shrubs survive the snow.

02/08/2011

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