Lincoln examining snow removal budget after getting crushed this winter

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Even with a few sunny days this past weekend, Nebraska can't forget about the historic snowfall it had last winter.

With 14 inches of snow falling in one day in late January, Lincoln is reporting its winter operations budget is over by more than $1 million.

Originally, the city set a snow removal budget of $5.3 million for 2020, but with significantly more snow than expected, the city spent $6.5 million.

Street officials say going over budget isn't a huge deal and that they will make up for it in other ways in the transportation budget by the end of the fiscal year in August.