KDOT spent $18.5M on clearing roads in fiscal 2013

Winter Weather (KSN File Photo)
Winter Weather (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The Kansas Department of Transportation says it spent more than $18.5 million clearing and salting highways during the past winter.

KDOT included its winter storm expenses in a quarterly summary of operations posted online Tuesday.

The figure for clearing snow and spreading salt to prevent ice buildup was for the 2013 fiscal year, which ended June 30. It was a big jump from fiscal 2012, which saw a mild winter and less than $7 million in spending on dealing with snow and ice.

KDOT estimates that 575 trucks spread more than 4 million gallons of salt brine over 879,000 miles of roads last winter.

 

KSN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus