MODOT Holds A Statewide Snow Drill - FOX 14 TV Joplin and Pittsburg News Weather Sports |

MODOT Holds A Statewide Snow Drill

Joplin, MO -

You wouldn't know it from the weather today, but winter will get here eventually. That's why MODOT today held its statewide snow drill. Department employees who work on roads when they're covered with snow practiced their plowing operations. Equipped with 12 to 16 foot snow plows and salt spreaders, the employees traveled down various routes in Missouri. The drill allows workers to get familiar with any changes that might have occurred since last year.

"Maybe there's a new entrance or some new curb and gutter or some new islands that weren't there last year, and so when that's obscured by snow and ice it's too late. They need to run it on a dry, sunny day," says MODOT Area Engineer Darin Hamelink.

Each year MODOT spends about $45,000,000  a year on snow removal.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFJX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.

KFJX - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
FCC Public File
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@fox14tv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments: to comments@fox14tv.com
Phone: (417) 782-1414 or (620) 230-0565
Web comments or questions: webmaster@fox14tv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158