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District 1    Kirk Slusher, P.E., District Deputy Director
1885 North McCullough St. • Lima, Ohio 45801
www.transportation.ohio.gov/dist1
January 19, 2016
 
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 October 1 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
1,325
17,230
19,797
$47,911
Defiance
311
983
42,787
19,427
$27,609
Hancock
581
1,729
7,502
29,519
$66,967
Hardin
323
591
7,206
21,902
$30,312
Paulding
393
1,183
5,724
22,272
$17,862
Putnam
422
1,204
9,418
26,195
$39,779
Van Wert
375
1,254
23,270
19,887
$46,530
Wyandot
475
898
16,778
21,347
$20,275
Total
3,356
 
District 1 totals year to date
9,170
129,915
180,346
$297,246
District 1 totals at this same point last winter
16,568
188,292
378,112
$536,729
 
 
 Additional facts:
 
-In a typical winter, ODOT District 1 will incur $4.1 million in costs for snow and ice operations.
 
-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.
 
 
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us