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Winter storms putting strains on city, town budgets

Several recent nor'easters have put a strain on storm budgets for many Maine towns and cities. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Several recent nor'easters have put a strain on storm budgets for many Maine towns and cities.

Some towns say they're over budget.

The powerful storms that brought heavy, wet snow have been difficult to clean up, and have required a lot of salt and sand. Some towns report they've already had to buy more sand.

For towns like Windham, any more storms could put them over budget for sure, but the town's finance director says residents shouldn't worry.

Portland and South Portland are both over budget. Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling says the city will find money to take care of any future storms by moving money from other departments.

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