Scioto County’s cost came in at $57,620.92.
“The numbers represent an estimate of District 9’s direct cost for labor, material and equipment associated with snow removal operations only between Monday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 30,” ODOT District 9 Public Information Officer Kathleen Fuller said.
Adjacent counties came in with higher costs including Adams County at $93,904.88; Jackson County at $78,785.31; Pike County at $65,456.80; and Lawrence County at $64,785.31.
“As you can see, the cost estimates do vary, especially between Adams and Scioto counties,” Fuller said. “However, this would be due to factors such as manpower and materials — that is — how many crews worked, what materials were used and the amount and method of application.”
“With the exception of the liquid calcium, these quantities seem somewhat consistent with neighboring Pike and Lawrence counties where the storm track was relatively similar,” Fuller said. “Also, these numbers do not include the additional costs associated with tree or debris removal.”
In Scioto County, ODOT applied approximately 321 tons of salt, 532 gallons of calcium chloride, 382 tons of grit, and 355 gallons of Geomelt.
Frank Lewis may be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.