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KDOT crews plow half-million miles

By The Herald Staff | 2/10/2014

TOPEKA — State snow crews plowed and treated 565,000 lane miles of highway during last week’s snow storm at a cost of nearly $3 million, the Kansas Department of Transportation said Monday.

KDOT drivers operated 591 trucks around the clock in 12-hours shifts to treat and clear roads of snow and ice in every region of the state, the agency said. About 1,100 snow plow operators logged more than 37,000 hours from Feb. 3 through Feb. 6.

TOPEKA — State snow crews plowed and treated 565,000 lane miles of highway during last week’s snow storm at a cost of nearly $3 million, the Kansas Department of Transportation said Monday.

KDOT drivers operated 591 trucks around the clock in 12-hours shifts to treat and clear roads of snow and ice in every region of the state, the agency said. About 1,100 snow plow operators logged more than 37,000 hours from Feb. 3 through Feb. 6.

“The snow amounts, wind and frigid temperatures made this a dangerous storm for our crews,” Mike King, state transportation secretary, said. “I can’t thank them enough for their hard work and dedication in keeping the roads safe for travel.”

KDOT distributed 8,600 tons of salt, 1,300 tons of sand, 345,000 gallons of brine and 2,000 gallons of magnesium chloride, the agency reported.

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