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Hancock Co. to get new snow equipment

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Hancock county is getting ready for yet another round of winter weather.

"It's been rough," Hancock County Engineer, Christopher Long said.

But soon there will be some new equipment to help them get through the snow.

Earlier this week, county commissioners okayed the purchase of a new plow truck.

"The plow is replacing a 1997 model so it was needed," Long said.

Nearly $233 thousand will cover the trucks and the equipment needed to get them on the road, like the plow and salt spreader.

The purchase was funded through the motor vehicle and gasoline tax fund.

Hancock County has an extensive fleet of plow trucks and there is no doubt some may be nearing retirement.  In fact, one has 293,000 miles on it.

"It's always good news to get new stuff," driver Travis Beagle said.

Beagle has been clearing roadways for three years in Hancock County.  He says the better the truck, the easier the job.

"It's better heat, a better truck and a better environment to work in," he said.  "Fewer trips back to get more salt, and more time on the road."

Right now, the county is still waiting on it's newest arrivals.

Meantime, drivers are gearing up for what could be another long weekend on the road.

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