It was the worst winter in 20 years according to the record books, and now, the city's bills are confirming the damage.
A city report filed online Tuesday confirms this winter put the City of Ottawa in the red.
Road maintenance cost $13 million more than anticipated in the first quarter of this year. Snow clearing took up a lot of the budget, including some clean-up that continued after December storms.
Potholes made up the rest of the deficit.
The economic development committee report will be reviewed at City Hall in a couple of weeks.
Water usage was also a culprit in first quarter shortfalls. Consumption was down significantly over the winter, sending the city's water budget into a $5.6 million shortfall.
With Files from CTV News