The Texas Department of Transportation spent nearly $1.6 million to cleanup after the blizzard last month that dropped 19 inches of snow on parts of the Panhandle.
TxDOT spokesman Paul Braun tells the Amarillo Globe-News the storm cost the agency $424,984 in labor, $792,553 in equipment expenses and $363,537 in material expenses.
The snowfall was an inch shy of Amarillo's 1934 record for one day and meteorologists reported 75-mph wind gusts. Many highways and roads were closed due to the surface snow and blowing snow that greatly reduced visibility.
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The Feb. 25 storm knocked out power to about 4,000 Xcel Energy customers in the Panhandle and New Mexico.