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February 20, 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?

Wing plows, which are mounted on the passenger side of an ODOT truck, are effective in moving snow away from the side of the highway. The plows are valuable during snow storms as a supplement to the truck’s front plow, and also in preparation for additional snowfall. Operators will use the plow to “wing back” snow to make room for more from the next event.
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
8,024.38
22,790.00
  144,062
$ 1,026,482.66
Defiance
294
5,364.00
29,764.00
  134,539
$    860,168.80
Hancock
561
9,524.50
11,825.00
  190,684
$ 1,120,726.69
Hardin
323
5,857.93
  5,128.00
  131,982
$    741,731.70
Paulding
391
6,479.16
31,133.00
  115,045
$    883,467.21
Putnam
422
6,135.21
24,024.70
  127,482
$    907,905.62
Van Wert
370
7,382.04
95,290.00
  135,818
$    927,441.56
Wyandot
461
7,923.83
46,982.00
  148,505
$ 1,050,057.25
Total
3,277
56,691.05
266,936.70
1,128,117
$ 6,940,502.87
 
 
 
 
 
District 1 totals year to date
52,626.62
259,609.20
1,058,402
$7,517,978.49
 
 
Additional facts:
 
-Total amount of salt on hand throughout the eight-county region of ODOT District 1 is currently 13,350.16 tons.
 
-To date 56,691 tons of salt have been used and $7.5 million has been spent on snow and ice control in District 1.
 
-At this same point in the season last year 43,431.13 tons of salt had been used in District 1 and $3.4 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.

Pothole patching information this winter season (to date)
County
Material Used (tons)
Labor Hours
Total Cost
Allen
14.46
402.5
10,621.03
Defiance
1.28
210.6
  5,098.19
Hancock
30.71
616.3
22,388.98
Hardin
7.16
475.5
12,596.13
Paulding
.62
102.5
  2,571.51
Putnam
4.58
211.5
  7,003.80
Van Wert
.2
  47.9
  1,326.12
Wyandot
3.78
305.9
  8,092.84
Total
62.79
2372.7
$69,698.60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Additional pothole facts:
 
Potholes typically begin to appear in late winter when the freeze/thaw cycle begins. In between storms, ODOT crews will repair areas where potholes have appeared with cold mix as time and weather allows. This year has been typical thus far in the number of pothole repairs made in District 1.
 
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us