From Great Plains to New England, winter's snowy barrage blows gaping holes in highway budgets

  • Article by: JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 20, 2014 - 6:30 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — In Michigan's way-up-north Keweenaw Peninsula, where 200 inches of snow in a single season elicits barely a shrug, officials know there's nothing in the budget more important than keeping the roads passable.

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