BY BOB HOLT
Part of the concept of climate change involves the occurrence of more extreme weather events for a number of environmental reasons. New Jersey is continuing to experience its own climate change, and is rewriting its own record books.
You won’t exactly find this shocking, but the state has broken last year’s record for snow removal expenses. And we’re still in the process of removing our current storm.
NJ.com reports that the New Jersey Department of Transportation has spent close to $70 million in snow removal before Wednesday. “It’s a shame — that’s a lot of money that could go into roads,” said Joe Dee of the DOT. “But you’ve got to make the roads safe for the motoring public. It’s been a very expensive year with all of these events.”