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Name a Snowplow contest

MnDOT’s Name a Snowplow contest returns!

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is excited to announce that the agency’s Name a Snowplow contest returned for a second year! After 22,000 name ideas and 60,000 votes, it’s finally official: Plowy McPlowFace has eight new friends! One new name will be assigned to each of MnDOT’s eight districts later this month. The newly named trucks will join last years’ favorites in the fleet.

2022 Top 8 snowplow names are Betty Whiteout, Ctrl Salt Delete, The Big Leplowski, Plowasaurus Rex, Scoop Dogg, Blizzard of Oz, No More Mr. Ice Guy and Edward Blizzardhands

Top 50 finalists and top 8 winners

The top 8 winners

  • Betty Whiteout – District 8
  • Ctrl Salt Delete – District 7
  • The Big Leplowski – District 4
  • Plowasaurus Rex – Metro District
  • Scoop Dogg – District 3
  • Blizzard of Oz – District 2
  • No More Mr. Ice Guy – District 1
  • Edward Blizzardhands – District 6

Finalists

Snowplow name Number of votes
Betty Whiteout 40,024
Ctrl Salt Delete 21,372
The Big Leplowski 17,478
Plowasaurus Rex 13,209
Scoop Dogg 13,144
Blizzard of Oz 12,742
No More Mr. Ice Guy 11,198
Edward Blizzardhands 10,664
Sir Plows-a-Lot 10,606
Catch My Drift 10,385
Sled Zeppelin 10,354
Lord Coldemort 9,894
C-3PSnow 9,844
Giiwedin (Ojibwe word for ‘north wind’) 9,344
Minnesnowta 9,272
Uff Da 8,366
Ičamna (Dakota word for ‘blizzard’) 8,303
Dontcha Snow 8,081
L’Plow du Nord 7,561
Mr. Plow 7,339
Everyday I’m Shovelin’ 7,142
William Scrape-speare 6,941
Blade of Glory 6,221
How Now Orange Plow? 6,188
Oh Fer Snow 6,045
Flake Superior 5,899
Snowzilla 5,284
Snow Big Deal 5,226
Below Zero Hero 5,097
Say it Ain’t Snow 5,024
Coldy Gopher 4,979
Not Snow Fast 4,769
Thawnos 4,578
Plowin’ in the Wind 4,344
Scoopy Doo & Scraper Too 4,250
Winter Warrior 4,053
Skol Plow 3,989
Orange You Glad To See Me? 3,883
No Business Like Snow Business 3,775
Ski-U-Plow 3,538
The Iron Ranger 3,385
A Snowplow Named De-icer 3,350
Timbrrrwolf 3,083
Sweet Child O’ Brine 2,859
Orange Thunder 2,812
Frosty’s Demise 2,703
Northern Express 2,438
Halloween Blizzard Avenger 1,916
Sweet Carol-brine 1,705
All About That Snow 1,401

 

Note: Individuals were able to vote for up to eight choices, so the final tallies will differ from the overall number of votes. There were a total of 59,655 unique voters in this year’s contest.

Previous contest winners

Below were all 50 finalists and the top 8 in MnDOT’s 2020-21 Name a Snowplow contest with the number of votes each name received.

The top 8 winners

  • Plowy McPlowFace – Metro District
  • Ope, Just Gonna Plow Right Past Ya – District 4
  • Duck Duck Orange Truck – District 1
  • Plow Bunyan – District 2
  • Snowbi Wan Kenobi – District 6
  • F. Salt Fitzgerald – District 7
  • Darth Blader – District 3
  • The Truck Formerly Known As Plow – District 8

Finalists

Snowplow name Number of votes
Ain’t Snow Stopping Us Now 7,969
Babe the Orange Plow 7,266
Blizzard Blaster 6,273
Blizzard of Oz 12,665
Blizzard Wizard 8,364
Buzz Iceclear 11,079
C-3PSnow 13,124
Cold Enough for Ya? 4,719
Darth Blader 20,344
Dontcha Snow 13,736
Duck Duck Orange Truck 25,824
Edward Blizzardhands 13,381
F. Salt Fitzgerald 20,699
Fast and the Flurry Less 6,284
Flake Superior 7,671
For Your Ice Only 7,837
Frostbite 4,045
Frosty the Snowplow 9,108
Giiwedin (Ojibwe word for ‘north wind’) 16,041
Goldy Snow-pher 5,645
Ičamna (Dakota word for ‘blizzard’) 14,264
Joe Plow-er 5,958
Justin Moresnow 6,676
Kent Brrr-bek 5,955
King of the North 8,099
Lake SnowBeGone 8,061
Live, Laugh, Plow 8,378
L'Plow du Nord 12,237
Luke Snowalker 8,098
Mary Tyler More Snow 6,306
Minnesota nICE 9,003
No Business Like Snow Business 4,990
Oh Snow You Didn't! 9,518
Ope, Just Gonna Plow Right Past Ya 29,457
Plow Bunyan 22,016
Plowabunga! 11,226
Plowin' in the Wind 4,803
Plowy McPlowFace 65,292
Princess Kay of the Snowy Way 5,075
Purple Snow 8,829
Raspberry Brrr-et 11,465
Road Carew 6,621
Sir Plows A Lot 16,212
Snow Place like Home 4,346
Snowbi Wan Kenobi 21,568
Spirit of ‘91 9,338
Tator Tot Hotdish 10,554
The Truck Formerly Known as Plow 17,549
The Winterstate 4,135

Note: Individuals were able to vote for up to eight choices, so the final tallies will differ from the overall number of votes. There were a total of 122,435 unique voters.