The City of Winnipeg has already spent almost double what it budgeted for snow removal in January.
The city budgeted $6.3 million. But it cost $11.3 million to remove the 30 cm of snow that fell.
The city has not yet released what has been spent so far in the month of February for snow removal.
Coun. Jeff Browaty said the city could still be under budget on snow removal at the end of the year.
"We can’t say yet at this point that it’s going to be a worse year than normal; we’re only two months in. We still have November and December to deal with," said Browaty.
"I mean, we might still be ok. We may still be under at the end of the day."
By Feb. 7, Winnipeg had already seen 50 per cent more snow fall this winter than last.CBC meteorologist John Sauder said the city had already received 10 centimetres more of snow than it normally sees in an entire season.
Winnipeg’s total snow-removal budget for 2013 was set at $26.2 million.
Even if that amount is exceeded, according to Browaty, the city will continue to plow snow.