Find ways to stay safe while driving in winter weather.
Keep these 8 items in your car in case of winter weather.
What are you doing to keep your car running through the winter?
MDOT is working to keep you safe this winter with tips from safe driving to car care. Follow us on social media for winter weather related traffic updates. Remember to #drivesmartms.
Our 3 year annual average cost for snow and ice operations is $2.4 million.
MDOT has logged an average of 53,291 hours annually in snow and ice.
1,338 MDOT employees work during winter weather to keep our roads safe.
52 snowplows, and numerous motor graders, are used to keep roadways clear.
Our equipment travels 13,303 miles during winter weather events.
We use an average of 3,493 tons of salt and 30,000 gallons of brine to prepare our roads.
MDOT spreads 2,200 tons of sand and 4,665 tons of slag to help with traction.
Our crews use 31,380 gallons of calcium chloride to help de-ice roads and bridges.
Join MDOT on our Winter Weather College Tours at these universities this winter to learn about ways you can prepare for winter weather. We will have giveaways to help get you through the season. Follow us @MississippiDOT for dates and locations.