Calling the storm "the most snowfall that we've ever had in the City of Milford," Mayor Ben Blake had a press conference today to discuss the snow removal and recovery process in Milford.
Mayor Blake went on to note that following the storm of 1978, it took the City two weeks to dig out afterwards.
"We are way ahead of that," said Blake.
'Hundreds' of Plows
"Anytime that you receive more than 24 inches of snow, you cannot plow it, you cannot push the snow. It's a different process altogether. You actually have to pick up the snow, lift it and put it somewhere else. It has to be moved with a pay loader."
Mayor Blake estimates that "hundreds" of plows and other snow removal vehicles are being used in Milford, by Public Works as well as outside contractors.
Who Foots the Bill?
Governor Malloy has told Mayor Blake that FEMA will reimburse the City for 75% of its costs during any 48-hour period. Milford officials needs to look at during which 48-hour period the most money was spent and send the bill to FEMA.