ODOT has available 1700 trucks with plows and 650,000 tons of salt stored at 200 locations around the state. The average cost for winter operations is $50 million. This cost includes labor, equipment, and materials. During the winter months roughly 3,000 ODOT employees are available for snow and ice removal. The salt use varies from 300,000 tons to 900,000 tons, depending upon the weather.