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Bluefield readies new snowplow trucks

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BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) The City of Bluefield has purchased three new snow plow trucks with salt spreaders that will hit streets this winter.

According to public works director Junior Beggs, the city was down to 2 working snow plows at one point last winter. Public works employees have been busy putting fresh coats of paint on existing equipment and assembling new snow plow equipment.

"It's going to be a whole lot better than it was last year. We had two (plows), one kept breaking down. We couldn't spread salt, we could just push with it. We we're in bad shape last year," said Beggs.

"We didn't have a routine capital improvement plan and equipment purchase plan in place. It is something that we have put in place now with new city leadership and a new treasurer. Those things have been budgeted for. The city board has been great about looking in advance of what the citys needs are," said Josh Cline, Assistant City Manager Bluefield, WV.

A total of 8 trucks will now be available to keep the streets of Bluefield clear this winter season.

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