OREGON COUNTY -- The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently gave an update on work and materials used in snow removal in Oregon County.
MoDOT officials reported that the Garfield area of the county received one to three inches of snow Jan. 16 and that the snow started falling around 3 a.m. Crews used 3,450 gallons of salt brine for pre-treating the routes prior to the storm and 70 yards of snow and ice material during the storm.
The Alton area received three inches of snow also on Jan. 16. MoDOT crews used 6,400 gallons of salt brine for pre-treating the routes prior to the storm and used 70 yards of of snow and ice material during the storm.
The Thayer area also received three inches of snow early that morning. MoDOT crews used 5,400 gallons of salt brine for pre-treating the routes before the storm and used 10 yards of salt, 40 yards of snow and ice removal material, 300 gallons of liquid calcium and 15 bags of calcium during the storm. The storm ended in Oregon County around 10 a.m. that morning.
In the upcoming weeks MoDOT maintenance crews will be edging and rutting shoulders on Routes 19, V and various other routes in Oregon County. Signs will be set and flaggers will be directing traffic in the work areas.
Maintenance crews will be sawdust sealing on Routes OO and JJ in the county next week.
Motorists are urged to drive with care and to watch for workers and equipment in the roadways in all the mentioned work zones.