Updated: Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013, 3:54 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013, 3:52 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Congressional delegation is urging President Barack Obama to support the governor's request for a major disaster declaration in the wake of the massive February snow storm.
The storm dumped more than three feet of snow in some parts of the state and the snow removal costs for cities and towns totaled around $45 million.
A disaster declaration has been issued for the storm. But the classification as a major disaster would enable municipalities to seek reimbursement for millions of dollars more in expenses.
The delegation also asked the president to grant Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's request to extend the window of reimbursement from 48 hours to at least 72 hours.
The Congress members say storm put a tremendous financial burden on a state, especially considering other recent weather disasters.