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Cold weather states looking to save tax money via snow plows

GasBuddy Blog -- Money saving... snow plows? For those who live in cold climates where snow is commonplace in winter, you know that plowing costs add up. Some states have identified a new type of plow truck that aims to reduce manpower costs- essentially a plow that can throw snow out of two lanes at once- a new feat- and it all means savings for taxpayers.

The plows were introduced in the Lower 48 in 2005, first in Missiouri. So far, 17 states are using them, as are Canadian road maintenance crews. Even California bought one to clear the snowy Donner Summit route, according to news reports. The tandem-style snow plow and tow truck covers two lanes at a time, saving snow removal departments equipment and personnel costs. According to Viking Cives...


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angieoke
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okay
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4th time for this one..getting OLD
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how many times are you going to post this? it is the 3rd time
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this is the 3rd time this has been a topic - old news
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I feel bad for traffic coming the other way...
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 6:46:02 AM

In my town they save money by just not plowing the roads and letting us fend for ourselves...
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 8:04:43 AM

Nice to read an article about snow removal in the middle of summer.
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old
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:18:41 PM

Again ... old news but a new sitruation!
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Bring back tire chains...
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 1:49:33 PM

Sounds cool.
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 12:02:24 AM

how old can something be and called "news"??
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99dakota
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No sign of global warming this year... Its been a cold spring.
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2013 9:05:27 AM

snow is cold, what was I saying.
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so so so old
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ok
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Save this for next December, or January, even.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 2:08:43 PM

Interesting...but I don't want to hear about snow anymore this year.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 11:34:36 PM

old news... many states have been doing this for a while
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 10:53:36 PM

Looks like a neat trick if they could only keep from running over stuff.
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Easier to hit my mailbox
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 9:10:09 AM

all savings are welcome these days.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 3:57:30 AM

Talk about making things complicated... Here in Alberta they use a Wing plow on the passengerside of a Dump truck with a Plow on the front..
Way more efficient and SIMPLE!!
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 9:57:12 AM

old news
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nice
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 8:13:28 PM

Probably backs up traffic big time
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old
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 8:32:29 PM

Good thing there's no snow down south.
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 12:04:46 PM

Might be good on highways but on small two lane roads, I have to wonder how well it would work since half the plow would be opposing traffic.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 6:08:55 PM

Sounds to good to be true, especially for the government to save money.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 8:36:48 AM

glad Florida doesn't get snow.
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 8:35:40 AM

That is great if you can get people to cooperate and not park on the streets where the big plows need to go
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 12:22:17 AM

Last night the plows did a wonder job, smashing curbs and trees. :-(
I wonder if the double wide plows do double the damage?
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:09:21 PM

I wonder when they will use self driven snow plows like self driven cars.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:49:04 AM

More road damage too I suppose.
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 12:04:28 AM

thankfully that's something the South doesn't have much.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 11:25:52 PM

Looks like we will need some of these tomorrow.
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So far no snow service for my driveway.
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seen them
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 7:15:51 PM

Seems like a nice concept.
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I am all for innovation, and new and improved inventions. We all need to think outside the box.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 5:04:57 PM

snow is all gone now
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Interesting engineering.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 3:03:15 PM

never need a snow plows here in San Francisco...
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great machine, one question though what is the down time on this machine.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:10:42 PM

Interesting
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Is it on the front of a train?
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:04:16 PM

How do they get it to where they need it? Require 2 lane roads all the way?
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:00:23 PM

Great.
I'm sure the Unions will complain about this taking a job away, and the Enviros will find some other (ridiculous) reason to oppose it.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 1:59:35 PM

NICE
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