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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 12:09pm

State Upgrades Winter Storm Prep

The state Department of Transportation is investing more than 2 million dollars in storm preparation.

The money is going toward buying and updating snow and ice removal equipment, computerized maps, and mobile devices for snow equipment operators.

The DOT’s Jill Goldberg says the purchases came after last winter’s crippling ice storm paralyzed much of the northern half of the state.

“We’ve been doing a lot of work based on things we experienced last January with the snow storm. Our staff has also gone out to Kansas and met with professionals out there that do this a lot more than we do. They also attended a large conference with 38 or 39 other states that deal with bad weather situations.” Says Goldberg

The new equipment will be delivered at the end of November.

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