February set snowfall record

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.