Missouri spent $49 million in snow, ice removal

Thursday, April 15, 2010 | 10:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:14 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 5, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's highway department said it spent more than $49 million removing snow and ice from state roads and bridges this winter.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said the cost was about 20 percent higher than the annual winter average of $41 million.

The department said it used nearly 228,000 tons of salt this past winter and its workers put in more than 631,000 hours clearing roads.

The winter road season included a major Christmas storm that affected most of Missouri and an unusual snow storm that hit parts of the state on the first official day of spring.

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