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The following is an update regarding snow and ice operations on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. This report is issued periodically during the winter months and as necessary during snow and ice events.

Did you know this snow and ice fact?

This winter, ODOT District 1 plow drivers responded to as many as 51 snow and
ice events beyond their normal work day . . . and winter isn’t over yet!
Snow and Ice Operations Totals – Winter Season (to date)
County
Total Lane Miles Maintained
Salt Used (tons)
Salt Brine Used
(gallons)
Miles Driven for Snow and Ice
Total Cost (labor, equipment, material)
Allen
455
 8,855.11
  61,635.00
   163,256
$ 1,177,171.89
Defiance
294
 6,025.20
  42,884.00
   157,778
$    984,604.39
Hancock
561
11,272.36
  57,600.00
   219,266
$ 1,304,224.92
Hardin
323
 5935.93
    6,687.00
   150,893
$    831,797.35
Paulding
391
 7,022.73
  31,133.00
   152,302
$ 1,030,702.06
Putnam
422
 6,805.86
  30,847.64
   174,921
$ 1,044,459.45
Van Wert
370
 7,683.05
115,185.50
   157,252
$ 1,039,954.89
Wyandot
461
 8,526.50
  79,209.00
   174,797
$ 1,186,748.26
Total
3,277
62,126.74
425,181.14
1,350,465
$ 8,599,633.21
 
 
 
 
 
District 1 totals year to date
62,126.74
425,181.14
1,350,465
$ 8,599,663.21
 
 See a video tribute to this season’s snow and ice efforts : http://youtu.be/gChoLQOS85I

Additional facts:
 
-Total amount of salt on hand throughout the eight-county region of ODOT District 1 is currently 6,451.29 tons.
 
-To date 62,126.74 tons of salt have been used and $8.6 million has been spent on snow and ice control in District 1.
 
-At this same point in the season last year 43,431 tons of salt had been used and $4.4 million had been spent on snow and ice control in District 1.
 
-The worst winter in recent memory in terms of cost was the winter of 2010-2011 which totaled $5.58 million for snow and ice control costs.
 
-The least expensive winter in recent memory in terms of cost was the winter of 2005-2006 which totaled $2.5 million.
 
- Over the past 10 years, the average cost per year for snow and ice control operations is $4.1 million.
 
 
 
Pothole Patching this Winter Season to Date
County
Material Used (tons)
Labor Hours
Total Cost
Allen
30.45
 841.40
 22,022.40
Defiance
  5.06
 473.10
 11,365.28
Hancock
45.07
 904.80
 31,434.11
Hardin
14.97
 762.30
 21,787.05
Paulding 
  1.49
 216.00
   6,003.35
Putnam
14.90
 545.10
 15,871.41
Van Wert
  4.84
 397.90
 12,387.83
Wyandot
  5.83
 616.20
 15,989.28
Total
122.61
4,762.80
136,860.71
*Average number of hours spent in pothole patching over the last five years: 5,813
*Average costs incurred for pothole patching over the last five years: $155,138
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us