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Kansas Department of Transportation crews racked up big numbers in back-to-back snow storms.
A spokesman said crews pre-treated and plowed nearly 880,000 miles of highway, enough to circle the earth 35 times. The storms dumped up to two feet of snow on the state over a week-long period beginning Feb. 20.
About 1,200 KDOT employees logged some 80,000 hours in trucks, in offices in support of the crews and in communicating with the public, with almost all working 12-hour or longer shifts for consecutive days. Crews got little or no rest between cleanup from one storm and preparation for the next storm.
Winter Storm By The Numbers