DUQUESNE, MO.--- The side roads in Duquesne could be cleared with the next big snow, but it's dependent on a vote tonight. The City of Duquesne doesn't have a snow plow for its residents, and it makes it tough for emergency vehicles to travel on the side roads. The city council will vote on purchasing a new plow for one of it's trucks so it can clear the 18 miles of road in the city. Police officers say the snow greatly slows them down when responding to emergencies.
"The city already owns a truck, they could put a plow and spreader on it. That would be the best outcome or buy a truck separately," said Tommy Kitch, Duquesne Police Chief.
It's estimated that the plow could cost $5,000 to $10,000. The vote will happen tonight at 7 p.m.
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