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CHAUTAUQUA TO RECEIVE SNOW AID

Chautauqua County and its municipalities are eligible for two days worth of emergency disaster aid.

County Fire Coordinator Neil McNeight said Thursday that he got the details from the State Emergency Management Office. The aid was made available after the county was declared a state disaster area.

"This allows the local government highway departments to recover part of their costs, especially overtime costs, fuel, and other supplies for a 48-hour period during the heaviest snow removal," McNeight said.

He said 87.5 percent of the cost for the two-day periods will be covered. Seventy-five percent of the reimbursement will come from the federal government; 12.5 percent from the state.

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