ST. CLOUD, Minn. - During heavier snowfalls of 5 or more,
like the one forecasted for this Sunday, motorists may encounter
a new snow removing technology known as a tow plow
on area highways in central Minnesota.
The tow plow is a trailer mounted plow which is pulled and operated
from a snowplow. It operates at any angle up to 30 degrees and
is capable of plowing snow at normal plowing speeds of 30-40 mph.
The 26 foot wide plow gives the operator the ability to move snow
efficiently and safely from two lanes of roadway in one pass.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation in District 3 has
recently purchased two tow plows for snow removal use on Interstate
94 and two-and four-lane highways in the Monticello and St. Cloud
Drivers are urged to use the following safety tips
when encountering any snow removal equipment: