(4-15-21) Snow and Ice Statistics for the past winter season were released today Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart.

Snow & Ice statistics for winter season 2020-2021

Mercer County, 385.7 miles of roads

13 snow plows average 29-30 miles per route (one way)

40 days of snow & ice control in winter of 2020-2021

Total miles driven = 61,896

Salt used – 1,499.50 tons = $104,117.93

Grit used – 1,499.50 tons = $13,945.36

          Total material costs during the winter season = $118,063.29

Total regular labor hours on snow & ice = 2,181.00 hours

               Overtime hours                         = 1,149.00 hours

Total costs for snow & ice during the season = $385,167.66 (Equip., labor, & material)

Average cost for snow & ice control per mile of roadway:

                                                                      2015-2016 season = $399.54/mile

                                                                      2016-2017 season = $431.49/mile

                                                                      2017-2018 season = $699.21/mile

                                                                      2018-2019 season = $758.47/mile     

                                                                      2019-2020 season = $759.97/mile

                                                                      2020-2021 season = $998.72/mile

Jim Wiechart

Mercer County Engineer