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Mayor Brown Inspects City Snow Fighting Equipment
Annual Inspection Signals Preparation for Winter Weather
Mayor Byron W. Brown today, joined by city Public Works Commissioner Steven Stepniak and Henry Jackson, Director of Street Cleaning and Snow Removal, conducted the annual inspection of Buffalo’s snow fighting fleet at the Department of Public Works Broadway Garage.
“Two years ago, every member of our experienced team of snow fighters was put to the test during the October Surprise Storm and they rose to the challenge, reminding us all of their skill, experience and dedication,” said Mayor Brown. “And last winter the crews performed to their usual level of excellence. We’ve added ten new pieces of equipment to this year’s fleet and there are an additional seven new pieces on order that will arrive during the season. Our residents and businesses can rest assured that the combination of these skilled professionals and the Department’s specialized equipment will provide the best snow fighting capability for any municipality in our region.”
The city snow fighting equipment includes the following 65 pieces of equipment:
51 plows (includes 7 new plows)
The city has 3,500 tons of salt in stock at the Broadway Garage and approximately 5,000 tons at the Department’s Fuhrmann Boulevard site.
“As I stated last year, we have, I believe, the most highly skilled professionals for this type of work in our region and probably the state,” stated Commissioner Stepniak. “I have complete confidence in their abilities and our equipment is ready for winter.”
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Photos by Angel Art LTP, compliments of the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional photos by Adrian Roselli, compliments of Algonquin Studios