New York Unveils ‘Tow Plows’ for Snow Removal

ALBANY (AP) -
A tow plow, similar to the 62 vehicles purchased by New York to clear roads of snow. (Utah Department of Transportation)
A tow plow, similar to the 62 vehicles purchased by New York to clear roads of snow. (Utah Department of Transportation)

State transportation officials on Tuesday unveiled new plows designed to boost snow-removal efforts on New York roads. All they need now is some snow.

Sixty-two vehicles known as “tow plows” will be deployed this winter. The plows attach as trailers to the back of the large dump trucks typically used as plows. The tow plow can be hydraulically adjusted to swing out to the side of the truck. Used along with the front-mounted plow, the vehicles can simultaneously clear two travel lanes at once.

Parts of western and central New York had between one and three feet of snow last weekend, but most of upstate has yet to receive any measurable snow this season.