NEW HARTFORD, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – New York State Senators Joseph Griffo and Peter Oberacker announced today that they are urging the federal government to prioritize the delivery of computer chips for snowplows.
“The U.S. DOT needs to ensure that particularly for those snow covered areas across our nation,” said Senator Griffo.
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg the senators explain that computer chips used for snowplows will be in short supply, which could impact the department’s ability to clear roads this winter, impacting public safety.
“Or read the depth and level of fluid that are in these diesel trucks and if it doesn’t read truck wont move and as we all know this is the time of year we want our plow trucks to be able to not only operate but operate efficiently and safely,” said Senator Oberacker.
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