Preparing for the storm isn’t cheap

WTHI Photo / Tony K.
WTHI Photo / Tony K.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Tuesday’s winter storm is said to be moving from west to east — a winter weather gift Illinois would gladly will Indiana’s way!

Even around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the commute up U.S. Highway 63 in Vermillion County for News 10 was near white-out conditions.

The last major snow event cost the Vigo County Highway Department $240,000!

And even though being $20,000 over-budget isn’t that out-of-the-ordinary, the department is going to start getting serious

Dan Bennett, Vigo County Highway Department superintendent, worries there is still a good six weeks of winter ahead and they are not only low on money, but salt as well.

“We used double what we did last year!” Bennett said. “We have enough material to fight this storm! And we’re running into problems with the vendor having enough trucks to deliver the salt…”

In the midst of a winter destined for the history books — the Wabash Valley is again buckling down! provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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