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February 6, 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)
Deicing Liquids Used
(gallons)
Miles Driven for Snow and Ice
Total Cost (labor, equipment, material)
Allen
474
 3,789
51,219
75,784
$652,979
Defiance
311
 3,863
80,268
79,286
$522,051
Hancock
581
6,044
104,982
117,124
$855,328
Hardin
323
 2,397
15,411
77,060
$409,953
Paulding
393
 4,239
108,367
65,805
$577,274
Putnam
422
 4,050
48,189
84,993
$562,166
Van Wert
375
 3,649
70,410
78,882
$472,655
Wyandot
475
4,116
165,742
103,131
$590,780
Total
3,356
 
District 1 totals year to date
32,147 tons
644,588 gallons
682,065 miles
$4,643,186
 
 
 

Additional facts:
 
-The “Deicing Liquids Used” column reflects the current usage to date of several types of liquid deicers. This category includes salt brine as well as the following. These products are more effective at controlling icy conditions versus just straight salt or salt brine and can be more cost effective:
·       Beet Heet, a sugar beet, molasses-based product that increases rock salt’s ice melting capacity below its 15-degree limit;
·       Aqua Salina, a natural saltwater with a lower freeze point than regular brine;
·       and Boost, an organic substance that when added to calcium chloride reduces the corrosiveness of calcium chloride and improves its anti-icing and deicing capability.
 
-Total amount of salt on hand throughout the eight-county region of ODOT District 1 is currently 18,000 tons.
 
-At this same point in the season last year 51,213 tons of salt had been used and $6.5 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