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Castlegar snow plow shortage

The city of Castlegar may have to rent a snow plow truck.

That’s because one of their fleet – a newer $160,000 model – was hit by another vehicle and damaged .

Director of Civic Works Chris Barlow says it will be out of commission for the rest of the season.

They normally have a fleet of five front-line plow trucks and they run 24/7 after big snowfalls.

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Barlow says they’ve been able to keep on top of things but he’s letting the public know that it may take a bit longer to get to some secondary routes.

*Picture – not of actual Castlegar snow plow

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