The stats on TDOT’s snow removal efforts last week in East Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Keeping East Tennessee’s interstates and state routes clear of snow during last week’s winter storm took more than 25 tons of salt, tens of thousands of man-hours, and cost several million dollars, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

TDOT shared statistics about its winter weather coverage in Region 1, which consists of 24 East Tennessee counties.

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<em>TDOT Region 1 (Image: TDOT)</em>
TDOT Region 1 (Image: TDOT)

The agency said last week’s snow removal effort in Region 1 involved:

  • 179 dump trucks

  • 5 graders

  • 6 road tractors

  • 16 HELP trucks

  • 2 wreckers

TDOT crews also drove a total of 222,774 miles and put in 28,350 man-hours.

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In terms of materials used, the department dropped 25,401 tons of salt and 334,004 gallons of brine across East Tennessee.

TDOT said the total cost of the snow removal effort was $5,183,491 in just the 24-county region.

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