NEW HAMPSHIRE TESTS NEW SNOW PLOW IN FRANCONIA NOTCH

by Christian Mower on January 20, 2012

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL TEST A NEW TYPE OF SNOW PLOW ON I-93 IN FRANCONIA NOTCH.

DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION SPOKESMAN BILL BOYNTON SAYS THE TOW PLOW IS A TRAILER MOUNTED, 26-FOOT PLOW THAT’S TOWED BEHIND A 10-WHEELED PLOW TRUCK.

WHEN FULLY DEPLOYED, THE PLOW CAN PLOW OR THROW SALT ON AN ADDITIONAL LANE OF THE ROAD AT NORMAL HIGHWAY SPEEDS. IT FEATURES MOVEABLE AXLES THAT CAN SHIFT IT TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT.

BOYNTON SAYS THE NEW TYPE OF PLOW COULD SAVE COSTS FOR EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL.

HIS DEPARTMENT PLOWS AND MAINTAINS 4,600 MILES OF ROADS AROUND THE STATE.

AFTER INITIAL TESTING IN THE NOTCH, THE PLOW WILL ALSO BE USED AROUND MANCHESTER AND THE SEACOAST.

BOYNTON SAYS THE STATES OF MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS AND VERMONT ALREADY OWN AND DEPLOY A NUMBER OF THE PLOWS.