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January 28, 2015

Ohio Department of Transportation District 1
Winter Operations Update
 
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 following snow and ice events.
 
This report represents a period beginning in October to the present:


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
474
 3,545
8,567
52,651
$523,857
Defiance
311
 2,545
270
55,294
$395,378
Hancock
581
3,758
29,090
81,682
$507,683
Hardin
323
 1,405
60
56,847
$277,540
Paulding
393
 3,096
27,489
45,854
$409,254
Putnam
422
 2,673
10,556
62,364
$411,702
Van Wert
375
 2,473
13,891
58,214
$357,433
Wyandot
475
 2,532
44,896
72,385
$422,223
Total
3,356
 
District 1 totals year to date
22,027
134,819
485,291
$3,305,070
 
 
 

Additional facts:
 
-Total amount of salt on hand throughout the eight-county region of ODOT District 1 is currently 25,894 tons.
 
-At this same point in the season last year 43,244 tons of salt had been used and $5.6 million had been spent on snow and ice control in District 1.
 
-The worst winter in recent memory in terms of cost was last winter with $8.7 million expended in District 1 for snow and ice control.
 
- Excluding last year, the average cost per year over the last 10 years for snow and ice control operations is $4.1 million.
 
 
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us