WSDOT turns pickup trucks into mini snow sanders

WSDOT turns pickup trucks into mini snow sanders

WSDOT turns pickup trucks into mini snow sanders

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on December 10, 2010 at 3:13 PM

SEATTLE -  The Washington Transportation Department says it will have eight more sanding trucks ready for the next snow storm that hits Seattle-area highways.

The department showed off the pickup trucks Friday at its Seattle maintenance yard. They are being turned into "mini-sanders" with the addition of hoppers and equipment mounted on the tailgates.

The department has been looking to prevent a repeat of the gridlock that hit Seattle during the Nov. 22 snow. Officials say the pickup truck sanders should be more maneuverable than dump-truck-size sanders.
 

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