How much winter maintenance material is used?

MDOT used approximately 526,450 tons of salt and 111,750 tons of sand (statewide total) from November 2010 to May 2011 for what was a relatively heavy winter. MDOT used approximately 343,150 tons of salt and 67,800 tons of sand (statewide total) from November 2011 through May 2012 for what amounted to a relatively light winter.