Greenville Gets Snowmobile To Deal With Winter Weather

Winter is behind us, but Pitt County Emergency Management will have a new tool to battle the snow next time it comes around.

Greenville Toyota presented a new snowmobile to Pitt County Emergency Management Tuesday morning. The decision to make the donation was reached after this year's unusually active winter.

Noel Lee, director of Pitt County Emergency Management, says the snowmobile will be an asset in the future.

The average snowfall for eastern Carolina is about three-inches, this year we received nearly a foot.

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  • by KEVIN Location: greenville on Apr 1, 2010 at 05:25 AM
    APRIL FOOL"S!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 at 07:15 PM
    You don't have to have a serious snow storm several times a year to need a snowmobile. People's memories are short here because the snow usually melts quickly in the more densely populated areas in Pitt County. Howver,in the nineties and up until 2006, I commuted between New Bern and Stokes and had a lot of problems in between due to snow. Then I also worked in Williamston for a year and a half, and I was really glad they had a snow plow (!) and had trouble getting between the two areas every time it snowed. Additionally, showing my age, we had three feet of snow in Downtown Greenville and Pitt County in March of 1980, I believe, and we could have used a bunch of snowmobiles then. I say that we should thank and appreciate the folks at Greenville Toyota, who can spend their money any way they want, but also, I would like to say, that anyone who was stuck in that blizzard of 1980, which may be due again soon, will be happy to know we have ONE snowmobile or one additional snowmobile.
  • by Dave Location: An architectual structure on Mar 31, 2010 at 04:34 PM
    WOW nothing like getting a snowmobile in MARCH when it's too late. This thing will be sitting in some shed for the next 10 months collecting dust.
  • by lin Location: martin county on Mar 31, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    I have not read any comments, so some of what I think may already be here. with taxes as high as they are, with many states out of money, and with the US government continuing to print money to make ends meet, of ALL THINGS pitt county needs, a snowmobile is the last. who had this idiotic thought. someone who had been snowmobilling and thought it would be great. with 4-wheel drive and no more snow than we get, the money could have gone elsewhere. was there any emergency situation that was not met? not that I recall. oh well just my opinion.
  • by Robert Location: Murfreesboro on Mar 31, 2010 at 01:17 PM
    You've got to be kidding me! Times are tough and instead of spending our tax dollars wisely they go out and get a snowmobile which over a twenty year period get used maybe once. What a joke and another fine example of government waste.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 at 01:07 PM
    There is either some people that don't know how to read at all but can write or people just don't take time to read the article before they comment. Come on people it says in the article that the snowmobile was donated, please read the article before commenting. But on the subject of G-ville getting a snowmobile, Greenvile doesn't need one because I'm pretty sure there is a recommended amount of snow before ever operating the snowmobile and Greenville doesn't receive that much snow.
  • by Michael Location: Downtown Merritt on Mar 31, 2010 at 11:31 AM
    Has anyone in asked who approved this? Has Greenville no other issues where the money could be better served? What a joke! What a shame that our elected officals can spend our money without consequences.
  • by Really? on Mar 31, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    Snake Oil, I rarely agree with you, but I think that a 4 wheeler would be a nice upgrade. All season vehicle that would be good for pulling jethroe bodine out of the mud when he and his buddies get suck muddin! Besides, we wont have another active el nino for 3-6 years so the snow mobile will probably just sit there and rust until then and when we need it, it will be useless.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 at 09:04 AM
    Sell it to New HampshireThey get snow 10 months out of the year just about.
  • by Stewart Location: Allan Williams on Mar 31, 2010 at 08:49 AM
    This story was just on Fox and Friends,we finally made the national news.

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