Next winter blast to bring 2-3 inches of snow, more work for local road crews

GREENFIELD — Here we go again.

Hancock County was bracing for another round of snowfall and plunging temperatures as the latest winter storm headed this way. The storm, which was forecast to bring 2 to 3 inches of snow, was expected to push the state into the top 10 snowiest winters on record, according to the National Weather Service.

It’s also pushing road crews to dip even deeper into their overtime budgets.

Just three weeks into 2014, street commissioner Jim Hahn is already halfway through his overtime funding for the entire year, he said Monday.

Hahn did not have an exact dollar figure that had been spent as of Monday afternoon but said he is planning to go before the Greenfield City Council at the council’s regular meeting Wednesday with more details.

“It’s just one of those things where we’re spending a lot of money on removing snow,” Hahn said. “I’m watching these numbers constantly.”

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