£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.