Mild winter saves city millions

February 8, 2012

Indianapolis is poised to save millions of dollars in salt costs if the mild weather continues. In Indianapolis, the Department of Public Works spent $2.8 million on snow removal from November through Tuesday. The department spent almost $9 million during that time frame last winter. A typical winter dumps about 18.5 inches of snow on central Indiana. Last winter, the area got 37.4 inches. This year to date the total is only 6.9 inches.