March 13 2018 05:56 AM

Number of smaller icy storms has contributed to the costs.

Manchester, New Hampshire officials have said that the city is about 80 percent through its $1.2 million budget for snow removal, according to a report from WMUR 10 http://www.wmur.com/article/winter-storms-strain-municipal-snow-removal-budgets/19142170.

Manchester Public Works Director Kevin Sheppard told the TV station the city has had about 15 storms to date.

A typical storm costs about $25,000, divided equally between labor costs and materials, he said. The nearby town of Hooksett also has reportedly spent three-fourths of its overtime money, and its salt and sand supplies are close to running out.

The amount of smaller and ice storms led the town to speed through its supply. Manchester officials expected all 90 of its crews will be working this week to clear roads and maintain equipment.