DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The heat index may be approaching 110 today, but ground crews at DFW Airport are getting ready for winter.
Early Wednesday, several ground and runway crews at DFW International Airport spent the morning practicing the procedure for clearing snow and ice off runways and taxiways.READ MORE: Public Health Experts Say Dallas Cowboys COVID Outbreak Shows Pandemic Far From Over
Jud Piner, DFW’s manager of pavements, grounds and markings, says it’s a very choreographed routine.READ MORE: AP Source: Rangers Snag Shortstop Corey Seager For $325 Million, 10-Year Deal
The airport recently spent $21 million on plows and other equipment to do the work that regular highway-grade plows are incapable of doing.MORE NEWS: TCU Officially Hires SMU's Sonny Dykes As New Coach
The plow vehicles alone cost almost a million dollars a piece.