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£3.7m cost of spring snow for Welsh councils

11 December 2013 Last updated at 15:14 GMT

Snowstorms in Wales last March cost councils an extra £3.7m, it has been revealed.

Some local authorities were forced to dip into cash reserves to meet the bills and Flintshire alone had to find £1.15m.

The Welsh government also rejected requests from a number of councils to help fund the extra spending, BBC Wales has learned.

Officials said it was up to councils to deal with emergencies and plan ahead.

Chris Dearden reports.

Spring snowstorms cost extra £3.7m

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