SALEM, Va. -

With big things ahead weather-wise, snow removal crews will have to be ready.

This winter's already been taxing on most towns, counties and the Virginia Department of Transportation.    

But will they need extra tax dollars to make sure you stay safe on the roads?    Not yet.

Every locality does the budgeting a little differently.  Some, like Roanoke City, have money dedicated solely to snow removal.

Others, like Salem, roll it in with paving and landscaping.  Either way, most aren't hitting the panic button just yet.

A rough winter equals a few extra dollars in Salem plowing extraordinaire Matthew King's wallet.

"Yeah, I've had a little boost," King said.

At least three times this winter, Salem's road crews have been on a 24-hour standby.

"It's a little tough. Black coffee and Red Bull usually gets us through," King said.

King's boss, Mike Tyler, says he's already spent 75% of his budget with much of February left to go.

Between all the overtime he has to pay and all the salt he has to buy, he's hoping for a quiet month.

"We've probably used as much salt as we do in a typical whole winter thus far," King said.

With big snow in the forecast as early as next week, some localities may look to re-allocate funds.

Others, like Salem, may have to reduce or put other projects on hold.

"In the spring, if we have a harsh winter, it'll hurt the paving schedule and those sorts of things," Tyler said.

Again, most areas aren't hitting the panic button yet. 

One thing that is of concern is the salt.  Because of the wintry weather across the country, it's in high demand.  Salem had to order a few hundred more tons, Roanoke City ordered 750 tons but its delivery was delayed.