Snow & Ice Statistics from Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart – 4-9-22

Snow & Ice statistics for winter season 2021-2022

Mercer County, 385.7 miles of roads

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

22 days of snow & ice control in winter of 2021-2022

Total miles driven = 30,252

Salt used – 996 tons = $75,158.17

Grit used – 996 tons = $9,462.01

          Total material costs during the winter season = $84,620.18

Total regular labor hours on snow & ice = 1,043.50 hours

               Overtime hours                         = 505.50 hours

Total costs for snow & ice during the season = $215,969.87 (Equip., labor, & material)

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

  • 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
  • 2021-2022 season = $559.94/mile