Mild Winter = Cost Savings for Government Budgets

By Scott Sarvay

January 9, 2012 Updated Jan 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - It may be early, but the mild winter we've received so far has helped with government budgets.

From state to county crews, fewer resources have been needed so far this winter. Allen County officials say they've only had to call out plow crews a few times involving an estimated 80-hours of overtime.

But while there has been a savings, the budget through the end of 2012, so any money saved might be needed for next winter.

The city says it's a little premature to gauge any costs since they look at the entire winter.

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