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Weekend snowstorm cost city about $4-million to clean up

A plough clears snow as Toronto is gripped by a winter storm on Friday February 8, 2013.

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Cleaning up after "Snowmageddon" cost the city of Toronto about $4-million.

Approximately 30 centimetres fell on Friday, prompting scores of vehicle accidents and hundreds of flight cancellations.

The storm was the worst Toronto has seen in five years.

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But Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, chair of the city's public works and infrastructure committee, said on Monday that his office received few complaints about the clean-up efforts.

He added that the cost of the clean-up is not a source for concern.

"We're in a pretty good place in terms of our budget," he said. "It's quite affordable. We're lucky we haven't had a lot of these snowfalls, because those costs would have added up."

Mr. Minnan-Wong said the city had relatively little snow last year, so it was able to put funds in a reserve account.

The snow removal budget is $82-million.

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