MNDOT RELEASES WINTER STATS

The MNDOT winter maintenance report has now been released, and it shows that the Minnesota Department of Transportation spent nearly $133 million dollars to clear roads during the 2018-19 winter season and crews faced some of the most severe weather in the state in a decade. The statewide snowfall average was 97.2 inches, the result of 31 snow events during the 2018-19 winter season. Those storms created a statewide Winter Severity Index score of 154, nearly 40 points higher than during 2017-18 and the most severe since MnDOT began tracking a severity level this way. Drivers worked more than 198,000 hours of overtime during the 2018-19 winter.