Cost of Snow Removal Adds Up

Cost of Snow Removal Adds Up

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(KSL News) The Utah Department of Transportation had its entire fleet out trying to keep the state's highways clear of snow and safe for motorists during this storm.

Here are some astounding numbers:

Over the past five days, crews have cleared more than 8.3 million tons of snow from more than 16,000 lane miles on the state highway system.

UDOT applied more than 32,000 tons of salt and 25,840 tons of grit to the highways.

The 616 employees worked a combined 38,010 hours. And the total snow removal cost-- $3.67 million.

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