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City of Indianapolis says it's ready for what winter brings

New snow trucks were on display Wednesday
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Posted at 9:10 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 21:15:58-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Depending on how much you like Indiana winters, this is a story you may love or dread.

The temperatures may be mild now, but they won't stay that way much longer. So, it was time Wednesday, for the City of Indianapolis to show off its new snow trucks. The Department of Public Works has seven new ones, at a cost of $228,000 each.

Some of the truck they replace date back to 1989.

DPW also has about 18,000 tons of road salt on hand, and $2 million dollars to spend on more, if needed.

And since we're in the middle of pandemic, each truck will get a thorough cleaning at shift change.

Next week, crews will be out on training routes.