TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A late December snowstorm across Oklahoma
resulted in nearly $706,000 in overtime pay to state Department of
Transportation workers in January.
The pay reported by the Office of State Finance led all state
agencies in overtime - although the Department of Corrections had
more overtime hours worked.
The blizzard began just before Christmas and dropped 13.5 inches
of snow on Oklahoma city and more than 7 inches in Tulsa. During
the next several days including Christmas Day ODOT crews salted,
sanded, cleared and re-cleared the 12,000 miles of state-maintained
highways and bridges.
ODOT workers put in a total of 29,712 hours of overtime.
Corrections workers put in 30,612 hours of overtime for nearly
$663,000 in total pay.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com