Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Florida City Buys Snowplows For Storm Debris Clearning

LARGO, Fla. (UPI) — Officials in a Florida city that hasn’t seen measurable snowfall since 1977 said the $22,000 purchase of two snowplows will benefit cleanup after storms.

Public works officials in Largo, which last had a measurable snowfall in 1977, said the two snowplows the city spent more than $22,000 to purchase in July will be used to clear debris from the city’s roads following severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes, WFTS reported Monday.

“When the police and fire departments are trying to come through and do emergency search and rescue or emergency response, obviously debris in the roadway can stop them, flatten tires and cause other problems,” said Brian Usher, Largo’s public works director.

Usher said snowplows have proven successful in fulfilling similar purposes in Oklahoma and other locations around the country.

He said the snowplows are a more cost-effective alternative to bulldozers and front-end loaders.

“A lot of small communities up north don’t have lots of equipment, but they do have lots of snowplows on hand, so they just started mounting them up and using them,” Usher said.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Florida City Buys Snowplows For Storm Debris Clearning”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.