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NYPD tow truck on the way

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Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 10:30 am | Updated: 12:18 pm, Thu Feb 15, 2018.

Queens residents, civic leaders and NYPD precinct commanders who have grown frustrated with drivers who park their large trucks overnight on residential streets could be off the hook — and the trucks on one — by the end of this coming summer.

The NYPD confirmed on Monday that the city is purchasing a heavy duty tow truck that will be used exclusively within the borough of Queens.

The truck, being built by Mack, will have a towing capacity of 35 tons.

“We anticipate that it will be delivered at the end of August, when it will be checked and prepped for service,” the NYPD said in an email to the Chronicle.

The trucks are a result of many factors, including the many highways traversing Queens, and the air freight businesses operating near John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Money for the truck — about $350,000 — was secured for fiscal year 2017 from discretionary funds from the office of Borough President Melinda Katz and capital improvement funding arranged by state Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans).

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