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January 31, 2014
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 during snow and ice events.
 
Did you know this snow and ice fact?

Ohio is one of the first states to use multiple-colored lights on their snow plows, and is the first state to use green colored lights.
 
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
5,932.20
11,176.00
107,296
$786,309.44
Defiance
294
4,379.36
29,534.00
102,576
$678,998.21
Hancock
561
7,461.50
9,705.00
146,371
$880,704.01
Hardin
323
4,063.54
3,731.00
101,035
$558,606.69
Paulding
391
5,309.26
28,323.00
96,981
$691,709.90
Putnam
422
4,815.91
21,274.70
113,583
$712,854.63
Van Wert
370
6,230.71
85,460.00
113,583
$742,898.25
Wyandot
461
6,598.67
37,541.50
104,380
$853,643.13
Total
3,277
44,791.15
226,745.20
885,805
$5,906,270.25
 
 
 
 
 
District 1 totals year to date
44,791.15
226,745.20
885,805
$5,906,270.25
 
 
Additional facts concerning snow and ice within the eight-county region of ODOT 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.
 
-Total amount of salt on hand throughout the eight-county region of ODOT District 1 is currently 15,800 tons.
 
-In a typical year the district would use approximately 35,000 tons of salt.
 
-To date approximately 45,000 tons of salt have been used on snow and ice control.

For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us