Winter Operations Update Jan. 31:
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.
The accompanying table shows show/ice operations and supplies used to date.
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 2010-11 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 2005-06 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.