NJ to spend $17M on snow equipment after last year’s storm

    After an epic winter, the State of New Jersey is set to spend more than $17 million on snow equipment to attack this year’s round of expected storms.

    According to NJ.com, the money will help to improve the state’s impact on clearing the roads and responding to even the heaviest of snowstorms.

    Last year, two and a half feet of snow dumped on the state’s roads in just one storm, covering them for days.

    According to the report, the state’s fleet of 500 snow plows and salt spreaders will be equipped with special GPS tracking devices that will allow the trucks to be monitored in real time from a command center.

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    NJ.com also reports Governor Chris Christie got rid of a $10 million cap on snow removal before signing the state budget this year.

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