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Humvees Added to State Patrol Fleet
DES MOINES, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Forget the squad car on a snowy day, the Iowa State Patrol will now have a fleet of Humvees to patrol snow and ice covered roads. The Humvees were handed down to the department from the Iowa National Guard.
The idea came after the crippling blizzard last year that left many motorists stranded. State Patrol plans to distribute the 8 vehicles across the state in order to better respond to emergency situation when travel is nearly impossible.
One Humvee is ready for deployment, the other seven will be rolled into service this summer.