MoDot: Record Snow Storm Cost $7.7 Million
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – The Missouri Department of Transportation is still adding things up, but says the massive snow storm at the beginning of month racked up a nearly $8 million tab.
Here’s the release from the Department:
JEFFERSON CITY – The numbers are still rough, but the Missouri Department of Transportation says the cost to clean up after the state’s historic snow storm three weeks ago is estimated at $7.7 million. That figure includes labor, equipment and materials.
MoDOT estimates that more than 2,500 employees and 1,600 pieces of equipment were used to clear the state’s 33,000-mile highway system. Workers put in more than 90,000 hours and used in excess of 30,000 tons of salt and other abrasive materials to treat state roads and bridges. Snowplow trucks logged 1.1 million miles.
After working on state highways, MoDOT maintenance crews helped open 1,200 miles of county roadways in 16 counties at the request of Gov. Jay Nixon.
Still, MoDOT says it has plenty of salt and other supplies on hand for the remainder of the winter, and its equipment is in good shape.
KMOX News will have more on this story later this afternoon.
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