This past winter was the most severe in nearly a decade for the state’s snowplow operators. Mn-DOT’s Jake Loesch says the 2018-19 snow removal season cost the state 133 million dollars:

“Winter events don’t always happen during regular business hours unfortunately so we had a lot of overtime, hard work and long hours from our snowplow drivers to make sure that we could really keep our roads clear and get down to our bare lane targets.”

Loesch says snowplow drivers worked nearly 200-thousand hours of overtime this past winter.