YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Transportation has been recognized for its snow and ice removal efforts.
The department was one of three recipients of the Excellence in Snow and Ice Control award presented by The American Public Works Association.
In a release, the organization said that ODOT, "Effectively addresses the need for snow and ice removal on 43,000 lane miles of highways, with 1,600 plow trucks, 3,000 employees, and 650,000 tons of salt stored at 200 locations around the state."
ODOT representative Brent Kovacs said that department is traveling around the state, presenting the award to its county affiliates and will be in the Mahoning County Wednesday morning.
The Public Works departments in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Novi, Michigan were also recognized by the APWA.