Plowing Snow Cost Tulsa Almost $3 Million


Thursday, February 24th 2011, 12:00 pm
By: News On 6


Emory Bryan, News on 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- The City of Tulsa spent as much as $3 million on the recent snow storm and is hoping the federal government will reimburse some of the cost.

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett said the final figures would be available soon, but said "It's going to be somewhere between $2 and $3 million."  Bartlett made the statement during an interview Thursday on "Six In the Morning."

The City of Tulsa spent money on overtime and outside contractors to plow the snow. There was also damage to road signs and curbs during the plowing that is still being repaired.

2/18/2011 Related Story: City Of Tulsa Crews Make Roadside Repairs After Snow Storm

Bartlett said the City of Tulsa is compiling the paperwork for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which could cover 75% of some costs.

Bartlett said if FEMA accepts Tulsa's application for reimbursement, it could take up to a year for the money to come in.

2/2/2011 Related Story: President Obama Declares Oklahoma A Disaster Area

Click here to watch entire Six in the Morning interview with Mayor Dewey Bartlett