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In a news conference Wednesday morning, Huntsville officials said last week's winter storm came with a price tag of $120,000.
Officials said the total cost includes $88,000 in overtime pay for essential employees and $32,000 for materials like salt, gravel and other equipment.
In addition, Huntsville Utilities spent $128,000 in overtime and other materials needed to handle about 3,000 power outages, according to city officials.
"This was a unique snow event because it was a heavy, wet snow," said utilities spokesperson Bill Yell. "It kind of mirrored what you would have in an ice storm; you get a lot of snow and ice collecting on the trees."
In the news conference, Battle had praise for the police department and fire department, Public Works crews, EMA and HEMSI.
"Many of our personnel barely slept for three days," said Battle. "As a community, we owe these men and women our extreme gratitude."
Thursday night, WAFF 48 investigates if it is more costly to shut down than working to keep the cities running. Watch WAFF 48 News after the Olympics as we explore the hidden costs.
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