Knoxville — The winter of 2013-14 is officially over, and hopefully, the last of the snowfall until late in the calendar year. Knoxville Public Works Supervisor Dennis Webb and Mke McCleary with the Marion County Engineer's Office have provided statistics for this winter.
The National Weather Service reports that 37 inches of snow fell in Knoxville this winter, 11 inches above average. The City handled 22 snow events. In that time, employees put in 615 regular hours and 207 overtime hours sanding, plowing, piling, parking and hauling snow. They spent an additional 74 regular hours and 26 overtime hours clearing sidewalks, according to Webb.
The City used 457 tons of salt and sand this winter. 132 bags of ice melt were used.
On the County level, employees put in 1,168 hours of overtime. They used 2,800 tons of salt and sand mix.
The record for most snowfall in winter in Knoxville is 52 inches in the winter of 1961-62. The record for the least snowfall is five inches in the winter of 1921-22.