Sharing the Road with Snowplows
Our snowplows are on the road for your safety. When you encounter a snowplow, remember:
Stay Back at least 5 car lengths from a snowplow, far from the snow cloud. Snowplows create a cloud of snow that limits visibility for drivers following too close, oncoming vehicles, and sometimes even the plow driver.
Be Patient and remember that snowplows are working slowly to efficiently clear the roads for your trip. Plows maneuver slowly to clear the roads—as you approach a snowplow, slow down and give the driver room to work.
Stay Alert as snowplows turn or exit frequently, sometimes with little warning due to conditions or roadway hazards.
Watch for Whiteouts and never drive through a “snow cloud” caused by plowing operations or high winds.
Slow Down and drive according to conditions. Most winter crashes are caused by driving too fast for the conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.