The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is busy preparing for the upcoming winter by converting their trucks back into snowplows.
In higher elevations snowplow conversions will be completed by the first week of November. In Boise the plows are typically ready to go by the end of November. The conversion process can take up to four hours per truck.
ITD’s trucks serve a purpose all year long. During the summer they are used as dump trucks, and during the winter they are plows. Once the fleet is completely changed over, there will be 86 snowplows working the roads throughout Southwest Idaho.
As ITD makes sure their trucks are in good working order for the onset of winter, ITD reminds all drivers to check their tires and have their vehicles serviced before weather conditions change.