Now that Metro Vancouver is returning to the wet weather everyone is used to, tallying has begun on the cost of cleaning up more than a month of snow, slush, and ice.
Work to keep Highway One through Metro Vancouver clear has cost the province $10-million this winter season, nearly half of its $25-million annual maintenance budget.
The figure is pretty average compared to other big snowstorm years.
In 1996 and 2008 winter maintenance on the highway cost $8-million dollars, and Victoria shelled out $12 million in 2014.
The City of Vancouver is still working on the totals for the entire storm season.
But as of the end of 2016 the cost of snow removal and equipment, buying salt and training cost $2.5-million.
The annual budget is $750,000.