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(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indy’s Department of Public Works is showing off some new snowplows at its annual pre-winter kickoff.
Indy has replaced four old snowplows with new ones, and doubled its budget for private contractors to clear residential streets when the snow’s really bad. The city has 106 snowplows in its fleet — when winter weather hits, 75 of them will be out on the roads at any given time.
Department of Public Works director Dan Parker says the department has spent $17 million over the last four years to upgrade its equipment. The oldest plow still in the fleet is 13 years old.
DPW drivers will do a dry-run deployment either at the end of the month or in early November.