To bill to clean up after the latest snow storm is adding up for New Mexico taxpayers.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation said it has spent almost $400, 000 on cleanup in Northern New Mexico’s district 4 alone.
Costs figure in overtime pay, salt, cinder mix, fuel and equipment.
There are six districts in the state.
“We have to do what we have to do for the traveling public,” Dominic Pacheco, a district 4 crew member said.
District 4 crews have plowed and sanded more than 51,000 miles of road in the area.
That total is one-fifth of the way to the moon.
“It’s pretty crazy, no? We’re almost there,” Pete Martinez, another crew member said.
A few more storms like this and the district 4 crew will be at the moon in no time.
“That’s pretty amazing,” Pacheco said. “That’s a pretty big task to do there. You know? Kudos to district 4.”