DOT's road crews logged 25,000 hours for weekend winter weather

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Snow days are expensive, according to the state's Department of Transportation. The agency spent $1.37 million readying roads and road crews for Sunday's winter weather event.

However, a spokesman for the DOT said the final bill may go up because the agency still has crews working on secondary roads.

Officials said 1,831 workers logged more than 25,800 hours keeping the roads across South Carolina safe and clear for holiday travelers. By the end of the weekend, crews used nearly 7,000 tons of salt, 1,500 tons of sand, and more than 300,000 gallons of salt brine and calcium chloride to de-ice the roads.

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