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Indianapolis International Airport gets $10 million grant

The Indianapolis International Airport is getting $10 million dollars in federal money to keep the planes flying even when the weather turns bad.

A quarter of the airport’s 43 snowplows are what executive director Mario Rodriguez calls “the Ferrari of snowplows.”

They plow, sweep and de-ice all at once, in a fraction of the time. The only problem is, there isn’t a suitable building to keep them in.

Rodriguez says a new federally-funded building for the plows will be closer to the runways and allow crews to clear them even faster. It should open next October.

The airport hasn’t had to close due to weather since the Blizzard of ’78.

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