The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been working hard to clean up following severe weather across the state.

According to the press release, ODOT workers have spent 20,185 hours assisting with clean up from the Memorial Day tornadoes.

ODOT says the clean-up costs have eclipsed $500,000.

The additional revenue from the two-year budget that will begin on July 1, ODOT says they would have been forced to push back projects to offset costs.

ODOT reports that over $53 million has been spent on severe weather emergencies since 2015.

Future transportation projects are set to continue as scheduled.