By Brian Schultz
On a blustery day when snowplows were out and about, the province announced their fleet is ready to tackle whatever Mother Nature should decide to throw next.
Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton said on Wednesday that there are 317 pieces of equipment, including 16 new units, ready to roll as snow amounts accumulate.
“Highway safety is important to Manitoba families and business, especially during the winter. When snow and ice affect the provincial highway system, our highway crews are ready regardless of the time of day or cost.”
Ashton said the province has added 10 new truck plows this year and six loaders to replace aging or smaller equipment. Since 2007, the government has also replaced 132 truck plows, 51 graders, 39 wheel loaders and 12 snowblowers.