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Easy snow season so far means savings for City of Calgary

Five weeks into the winter months, we haven't seen too much of the white stuff in Calgary

Calgary winters can be brutal, but for this year we've steered clear of the flurries.

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Calgary winters can be brutal, but for this year we've steered clear of the flurries.

It's not looking like a white Christmas – yet, but the so-far mild winter is making for an easy start to the city's snow clearing.

Only five or six weeks into the snow season, so far, the city is sitting pretty with $3.8 million worth of savings in the snow and ice control budget this winter.

"I don't want to jinx the balance of the season," said Coun. Richard Pootmans. "But so far, so good."

Transportation boss Mac Logan said that cash, if saved will automatically flow into the snow and ice control reserve. This year, that reserve has $8.9 million in it.

Logan said he's working with collegues to see where any savings could be best used.

"Yes we are saving money, and the money will automatically flow into the reserve to offset future overages," said Logan.  

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