You can blame Mother Nature for a $40-million cost over-run for last year's snow clearing.
Montreal spent 190-million dollars plowing and trucking away what fell, according to the newspaper 24h. That's 25-percent more than expected.
Executive committee member Anie Samson says nearly 300 centimetres of snow fell from January First to December 31st, including two major dumps.
There's no indication yet whether the city will have to cut elsewhere to address the cost over-run.
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