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February 6 ,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?

Some salt you see is blue in color. That is simply an agent applied by some salt suppliers to keep salt from clumping.
 
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
6,677.19
15,321.00
117,215
$864,139.29
Defiance
294
4,887.54
29,714.00
116,257
$761,248.83
Hancock
561
8,086.50
11,015.00
157,029
$947,197.32
Hardin
323
4,483.84
  3,901.00
107,739
$599,779.94
Paulding
391
5,812.41
31,133.00
107,621
$764,612.30
Putnam
422
5,404.31
22,164.70
124,796
$787,184.76
Van Wert
370
6,632.34
86,320.00
117,179
$817,309.42
Wyandot
461
7,061.83
43,166.50
128,223
$925,367.49
Total
3,277
49,045.96
242,735.20
976,059
$6,466,859.35
 
 
 
 
 
District 1 totals year to date
49,045.96
242,735.20
976,059
$6,466,859.35
 
 
Additional facts:
 
-Total amount of salt on hand throughout the eight-county region of ODOT District 1 is currently 15,000 tons.
 
-In a typical year the district would use 35,000 tons of salt.
 
-To date 49,046 tons of salt have been used on snow and ice control in District 1 and $6.5 million has been spent on snow and ice control.
 
-At this same point in the season last year 25,592 tons of salt had been used in District 1 and $4 million had been spent on snow and ice control in the eight-county region.
 
-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.
 
 
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us