The city spent $3.4 million on snow removal after the Dec. 19 storm blanketed the region with more than 23 inches of powder, officials said yesterday.
And since there was no money put in the Streets Department budget specifically for snow removal, the city still has to figure out how to pay the bill, said Budget Director Stephen Agostini.
"There was no money budgeted for this. We're going to have to make them whole," Agostini said.
He said the city doesn't typically budget for snow removal, because Philadelphia doesn't always get winter storms.