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News Release

November 10 , 2004

Snowplow Exhibit Friday

 

     

What: A public exhibit of city, county and state snowplows, law enforcement and emergency vehicles

When: Friday, November 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Intergovernmental Center parking lot on Hickory Street in Mankato

Why: To educate the public on winter safe driving with an emphasis on snowplow safety.

How:

  • Talk to snowplow operators about the challenges of their job.
  • Experience first-hand the inside of a truck and the technology used today.
  • Gain an awareness of the weight and size difference between a mid-sized vehicle and a fully-loaded snowplow truck-and the dangers that come with sharing the road.
  • Visit with law enforcement and gain an understanding of the partnership they have with snowplow operators during snowstorms.

Who: Representatives of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Blue Earth County, City of Mankato, State Patrol and Red Cross will be available.

Traveler information, including incident reports, is available by calling 511 or logging on to www.511mn.org. Know the Road. Dialup or log on.


Work Zones. Pay Attention or Pay the Price.

   

Contact:
Rebecca L. Arndt
Public Affairs Coordinator
Mn/DOT District 7
507-389-6883

 

District 7
Mankato/Windom Office
501 S. Victory Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001

Tel: 800-657-3747
Fax: 507-389-6281