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February 2, 2017
 
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 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
4,749
43,501
39,952
$543,433
Defiance
340
1,961
26,653
37,443
$326,565
Hancock
572
3,992
110,169
49,256
$486,228
Hardin
309
1,916
19,540
24,431
$307,766
Paulding
387
2,828
13,486
37,350
$333,216
Putnam
396
2,409
22,330
38,791
$344,205
Van Wert
393
2,393
19,070
23,899
$324,171
Wyandot
489
3,420
26,708
45,240
$423,525
 
District 1 totals year to date
 
23,667
 
 
281,457
 
296,362
 
$3,089,110
 
 
 Additional facts:
 
-Total amount of salt on hand throughout the eight-county region of ODOT District 1 is currently 33,234 tons.
 
-At this same point in the season last year 12,187 tons of salt had been used and $2,148,871 had been spent on snow and ice control in District 1.
 
 
 
Meet your ODOT Hancock County leadership
 
This is Deidra Noel’s first winter as transportation administrator at the Ohio Department of Transportation Hancock County garage.
 
Noel, who is from Arcadia, has worked for ODOT for nearly 11 years as both a highway technician and most recently a transportation manager, the position she held prior to being named administrator. She replaced Mark Drerup who retired in March of last year.
 
Prior to ODOT, Noel worked as a tax accountant.
 
 
 
As transportation administrator, Noel oversees 29 employees and approximately 610 lane miles of state highways which includes 100 lane miles on Interstate 75, 80 lane miles on U.S. Route 30 and 60 lane miles on state Route 15.
 
“I want to keep the county at its best and continue to have the high level of service during snow and ice operations we’ve always had,” said Noel.
 
 
 
Noel is assisted at the garage by Jim Heacock of Arlington and Matthew Clay of Forest who both serve as transportation managers at the garage. Heacock has been with ODOT for 13 years and in his current position since June of 2015. With ODOT 12 years, Clay has been transportation manager since May of last year.
 
 
 
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us