KDOT crews plow 565,000 miles last week

Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 5.04.33 AMAccording to a media release from the Kansas Department of Transportation,  snow crews plowed and treated 565,000 lane miles of highway during last week’s snow storm at a cost of nearly $3 million.

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. About 1,100 snow plow operators logged more than 37,000 hours from Feb. 3-6.


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

“I also want to thank the many others at KDOT who supported the storm efforts, including mechanics, office staff and those who helped keep travelers informed of road conditions,” he said.

By the numbers:

591 Dump Trucks

565,000 Miles treated/plowed 37,000 Labor hours

8,600 Tons of salt

1,300 Tons of sand

  • thankful

    Thank you, KDOT crew.