The Minnesota Deparment of Transportation is saving big bucks due to light snowfalls this year. Officials say a large storm costs over $1 million to plow. The mild winter so far has allowed other maintenance more attention, like fixing potholes, streetlights and road signs.
Mild winter translates into about $20M in savings for MnDOT
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) saved about $20 million last winter thanks to a milder temperatures and a below average snowfall. WCCO-TV reports that MnDOT spent $45.9 million on winter maintenance over the winter, down from $66.1 million the year before. The state says the extra cash will come in handy in other areas.