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State road crews ready to plow through whatever winter brings
State road crews ready to plow through whatever winter brings

State highway crews have an answer to whatever winter brings our way this year: a snow-chewing, salt-spewing monster truck capable of plowing two full lanes at once. The truck is the latest weapon in the 2,400-vehicle arsenal of the State Highway Administration, the agency charged with clearing as much blacktop and concrete as the equivalent of seven round trips to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Officials showed off an array of flake-fighting equipment Monday at its annual show-and-tell at SHA's Statewide Operations Center in Hanover. But nothing drew a crowd like the truck with the $202,299 bright yellow plows that will be driven by two guys named Doug. "It's a...

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