Indianapolis already $13.4 million deep in snow-removal costs for this winter

INDIANAPOLIS - The mighty winter of 2013-2014 is not even over yet, and the city of Indianapolis is already nearly three times deeper into its snow costs than it was for all of last winter.

RTV6's Rafael Sanchez dug deep into snow numbers and found out Indianapolis has spent roughly $13.4 million this winter on snow-related costs. The timeframe for this winter's cost runs from Nov. 1, 2013, to Feb. 21. 

Snow-related costs include labor, salt, overtime for employees and payment for private contractors.

In the winter of 2012-2013, however, Indianapolis spent $5.6 million on snow-related items.

The winter of 2011-2012, the city spent $3.6 million.

And the winter before that, 2010-2011 (the winter of a major ice storm), Indianapolis spent $9.4 million on snow-related items.

The amount spent on snow removal for this winter is sure to increase. The area is expecting another winter-weather event this weekend.

Plus, if this March is anything like last year's, we could see a snow or two in that month as well.


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