Winter Weather and Blizzards

Area emergency managers tally costs of snow removal

Snow fall in Williamsburg

Preliminary assessments from Williamsburg and James City County emergency management officials show more than $100,000 was spent on clean up after last week’s storm, which brought about 7 inches of snow and frigid temperatures to the region.

Williamsburg Fire Chief Pat Dent said the city spent about $50,000 for snow removal, while James City County’s initial damage assessment to the state came in at $55,734.50, according to county emergency manager Sara Ruch.

Virginia localities are required to provide initial damage assessments to the state’s Department of Emergency Management within 72 hours following a storm. They help determine whether a locality is eligible for...