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Public Works prepares for winter, buys new plows


October 23, 2019

BRIAN WOMACK talks about the Public Works Department's new plow blade, stored here in the Public Works shop.

Sweet Home Public Works is better prepared for a snowstorm like the one in late February with a pair of new plow blades.

The first was among the tools available for the department's new Kubota Tool Cat, said Streets Crew Leader Brian Womack Thursday. "We bought a big snowplow yesterday, and we just put it into service."

The new one is a folding plow blade that can attach to one of the two used dump trucks the city purchased in the past year.

The blade cost $10,000. The truck cost $26,000.

Womack said Public Works purchased the new blades because of the snowstorm last winter.

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