With Snow on the way you might be dreading your morning commute come Friday, but thanks to a new fleet of high-tech snow plows that will be on the roads this winter things might be a little more manageable.
Ready or not, snow is on the way and when it does come be on the look out for a fleet of 10 new powerful snow trucks.
Ed Neal works as a fleet manager for the Allen county highway department and says the new trucks are much safer and more efficient than the old trucks.
"The technology has advanced so far in snow plow equipment its just unreal its not like the days where you just guessed how much you are putting down the truck actually does it for you," said Neal.
$1.6 million was taken from the city councils rainy day fund and will be paid off by 2015.
"The highway department will pay for them and no bonding, no loans, we did it through the county," said Allen County Commissioner Linda Bloom.
The trucks are designed to remove snow quicker than before as they hold more deicing materials. In fact, four of the trucks even have side wing plows that can clear two lanes of highway in one pass, making your morning commute a little more tolerable
"Trips to work are going to be a lot easier because the amount of plowing we can do in a short period of time," said Bloom.