It's been a brutally harsh winter with a lot of snow and unyielding bitter temperatures.
As a result, it has been an expensive winter.
Surely your heating bills have been a huge burden on your family budget more this year than probably any other in memory. For schools, businesses, and municipalities, those heating bills also impacted budgets.
In addition, for municipalities, there was the high cost for anti-skid materials, snow plowing, snow removal, and equipment maintenance.
There isn't a budget anywhere that hasn't been impacted negatively.