February set snowfall record

By on April 1, 2011

Elburn—The Public Works Department reported Monday that February 2011 experienced the largest number of inches of snowfall on record.

The blizzard that struck on Feb. 2 dropped 18.5 inches, bringing the February total to 26 inches.

This is the fourth year in a row that the village received more than 50 inches of snow in a season. The average seasonal snowfall is 39 inches. The snow trucks plowed 2,405 miles and used 350 gallons of fuel.

The department has applied for a federal grant that could pay up to 75 percent of money spent on snow removal in a 48-hour period following the blizzard. Estimated costs of snow removal during that period was approximately $22,000.