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March 4, 2013

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MnDOT snowplow crews tackling winter weather
Plow drivers rely on motorists to help keep Minnesota roads safe

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s snowplow operators are out treating and clearing roads as Minnesotans in most parts of the state are experiencing several inches of snow throughout the day and continuing into tomorrow.

As much as 12 inches of snow is predicted by Tuesday, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle.   

 

MnDOT reminds motorists to do their part to keep themselves safe on the road and to give plow drivers room to work safely.

Operators have much to monitor and control, and their ability to see behind them is limited by side mirrors. Their vision can also be hampered by the snow clouds they create while plowing. 

 

Safe driving means:

 

For additional information, go to www.mndot.gov/workzone or follow #mnstorm on Twitter. Go to
http://youtu.be/tN4Fy6MJ0DA  for a link to a video demonstrating what can happen to vehicles driving too fast on winter roads.

 

 

 

 

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