To date, NMDOT has deployed approximately 78 crews since Saturday. This is approximately 625 heavy equipment operators alternating 12-hour shifts. Not including trucks and support vehicles, about 450 pieces of heavy equipment have been used throughout the storm, including:
- 380 combination snowplows/salt spreader tandem axel 5 and 10 yard dump trucks;
- 30 road graders;
- 45 loaders;
- 2 bulldozers; and
- 3 sno-go’s (drivable snow blowers)
Approximately 6,000 yards, or 7,250 tons of salt and cider mix has been applied to roads throughout the state.
During the first 2 months of the 2015-2016 winter season, crews have cleared about 433,000 pass miles of snow and ice. For the entirety of the 2014-2015 season, NMDOT crews cleared 1.3 million pass miles of snow and ice, which is about 53 trips around the world. A pass mile equals each pass made per lane of traffic by equipment, per road being cleared.