If you think you’re weary of winter, think about those at Northeastern who have taken the brunt of this record– and back-breaking storm pattern: the 65 men and women who are deployed during an average major snowfall to keep the campus open. Here is how they do it, by the numbers.
Snow shovels: 90
Snow blowers: 10
Pieces of heavy equipment, such as plows, front-end loaders, and Bobcats: 24
Time to complete one full loop of the campus: 3–1/2 hours
Cups of coffee consumed: 180
Rock salt used as of January 31: 250 tons, plus 148,500 pounds of ice melt