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The Town of Oakfield is going local with its newest snow plow purchase.

The town replaces one of its snow plows every five years and this time decided to support the local economy and do business with Viking-Cives which moved to Judge Road in Oakfield a few years ago.

Supervisor Mike Cianfrini and Highway Superintendent Alan Dennis agree it’s a smart investment.

“From a town perspective, we just wanted to support a business that’s made a great investment in our community,” Cianfrini said. “They’ve been a great neighbor supporting a lot of the activities and organizations within Oakfield, so we thought the least we could do was support them.”

“We thought that was important to support the local economy and business located right in our town,” Dennis said.

It’s a state of the art machine with fingertip controls, one-man, automatic operation with a joystick, and an onboard computer system with LED lights.

The snow truck it’s replacing was over 15 years old. This new model costs $228 million.

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