This is totally why we haven't gotten any snow yet

The state Department of Transportation unveiled new snow plows today that can clear two lanes in one pass. Press release blurbage:

The tow plows attach as trailers to the back of the large dump trucks traditionally used as snow plows. The tow plow can be hydraulically adjusted to swing out to the side of the truck, doubling the plow width and giving operators the ability to simultaneously clear two travel lanes at once. The tow plow offers a greater range of motion and better operator control than standard wing plows.
The tow plow, used in combination with a 12-foot front-mounted plow, helps clear 24 feet of road at once. Two cameras assist operators and reduce blind spots. For the safety of other vehicles on the road, tow plows have a rear lighting package that mimics the lights of the truck body.

Two thoughts about this:

1. These tow plows look like they'll be useful in Mad Max: Beyond Utica.

2. This is why we haven't had any snow this so far this winter. It's like buying a fancypants new snowblower and then only getting a month of flurries -- but on a statewide level.

Comments

Skiers are getting schlonged this year.

"The tow plow can be hydraulically adjusted to swing out to the side of the truck, doubling the plow width and giving operators the ability to simultaneously clear two travel lanes at once."

Finally! Snow plow operators now have an efficient method for stopping those irresponsible bozo drivers from passing them at 60 MPH on snowy and icy highways.

Holy crap!

@Bob - I'd be more worried about creeping carefully along and having one of those monsters come up behind me and sweep me right off the road!

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