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Removing Snow And Ice Have Cost DelDOT Nearly $10M

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DELAWARE - With all that snow and ice that came down this winter -- just how much did it cost to clear the roadways in Delaware?
   
DelDOT says so far, the state has spent nearly $10 million, and has used up more than 65,000 tons of salt.  The funds come out of DelDOT's $100 million capital budget.

The state has spent more on snow removal this year than the past two years combined, but it's nowhere near the most.

In 2011, Delaware spent $14 million, and in 2010, nearly $18 million.

DELDOT WINTER 2013/14 STORM STATISTICS


Winter Storms up through  

2/7/14

# of Days Overtime needed for Snow/Ice Operations

32

Salt used to date (tons)

65,266

Cost of salt used

$4,242,269

Total number of OT hours worked

8,519

Miles of sidewalk cleared

197

Sidewalk clearing cost

$642,000

Subdivision reimbursement cost

$1,511,860

Total Winter Storm Cost*

$9,659,635



There are 13,731 lane miles of roads in Delaware.  DelDOT maintains 89 percent of these.

 

*includes salt, subdivisions, sidewalks, fuel, equipment, supplies, overtime and contracted help.

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