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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2014 Archives > November 2014 > New City Snow Fighting Equipment

New City Snow Fighting Equipment

MAYOR BROWN UNVEILS NEW CITY SNOW FIGHTING EQUIPMENT


$700,000 in new snow fighting tools will help make Buffalo even stronger when winter weather strikes

November 12, 2014 – Today, Mayor Byron Brown, joined by Department of Public Works Commissioner Steven Stepniak and Street Cleaning and Snow Removal Director Henry Jackson, conducted the annual inspection of Buffalo’s snow fighting fleet at the Department of Public Works Broadway Garage.

“My message to city residents and business owners is this:  Buffalo is ready for winter weather,” said Mayor Brown who was surrounded by new snow plows and other winter-combat equipment at the Broadway Garage. “Our snow fighters in the City of Buffalo do a great job preparing for any weather challenge that comes our way.  We have among the most effective and experienced professionals in the nation.  Our residents and businesses can feel confident in the abilities of our skilled professionals and the specialized equipment.”

The city’s snow-fighting crew consists of nearly 70 truck drivers, equipment operators and heavy equipment operators who will be called upon to help clear more than 800 miles of Buffalo roads when snow starts to accumulate.

$700,000 in new snow fighting equipment was purchased this year from capital outlay funds, including 8 new plow trucks that will be used to replace eight older vehicles that were used for trade-ins, increasing the City of Buffalo’s total winter fleet to 75 pieces of equipment.  The City of Buffalo also has approximately 4,000 tons of salt currently in stock, stored at the Broadway Garage and the Department’s Fuhrmann Boulevard site.