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Snow Facts 2013-2014

The following information is seasonal data related to winter storm operations and costs. The data will be updated annually.

  • Snow and ice removal on 2,683.97 miles of roadway equal 6,791 lane miles. 10 percent of these roads are considered priority one roadways
  • 8,692 roadways in inventory
  • 166 snow routes - each route has 50 to 60 roads
  • 300 trucks with 400 personnel working from 11 locations
  • Drivers follow specific routes - no special lists; no preferred customers
  • Four to six hours for salting  - $108,415 per hour to salt
  • 18 - 24 hours for plowing - $37,032 per hour to plow
  • Roads are cleared in this order: collector and arterials - then development subdivisions
  • 52,100 ton salt storage capacity at 14 sites
  • Salt costs: $51.25 per ton; shipping costs $3.43 per ton equal $54.78 per ton
  • Snow emergency plan -
    • All vehicles on road must have all-weather tires or chains
    • Parking is prohibited on snow emergency routes
  • $5,987,025 has been budgeted for snow removal in 2013-14

Revised November 13, 2013

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