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This Winter Could Be One Of Most Expensive On Record

Indianapolis has spent more than $5 million this year on winter weather maintenance.

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Several snowstorms have swept through the state this month, increasing the costs for cities to keep the roads clear.

This winter is shaping up to be one of the most expensive ever for cities across Indiana.

The City of Indianapolis has already spent more than $5.1 million in snow removal, materials and labor costs associated with the big snow storm from January 1 through January 10 alone.

Department of Public Works Spokesperson Lesley Gordon says the average spent in their entire winter budget for the past five years has been about $5.5 million.

“We’re looking at historic figures. We will not shutdown by any means. We understand that we will have to look for other resources. We know there are some options out there,” she says. “We will engage city leaders to make the appropriate allocate ensure the safety of our roads.”

Gordon says this year‘s total budget is about $7.3 million.

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