(USATODAY) — Hey Midwesterners: If you think it’s been a snowy winter, you’re right: Because of the ongoing parade of winter storms, several cities, including Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis and Cincinnati, have seen more snow than they typically get for the entire season.

Indianapolis, which has had almost 2 feet of snow this month, may see its single snowiest month in the city’s history, where records go back to just after the Civil War. (The snowiest month on record was January 1978, when 30.6 inches fell.)

The snow this month is busting the snow-removal budget in Indianapolis: The costs of salting, plowing and employee overtime are close to exhausting the city’s $7.3 million snow-clearing budget, which is supposed to last for all of 2014.

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