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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Snowplow Safety


Snowplow Safety

During winter storms, our snowplows work to make roads passable. Observe these tips to stay safe while giving snowplow operators room to do their jobs.

  • Keep well back from snowplows
     Plow drivers can't see directly behind their trucks. Sometimes they must stop or back up. Staying a safe distance of at least 200 feet behind a snowplow will protect you from possible injury and protect your car from sanding material that plows spread on slick roadways.
  • Know where the snowplow is on multi-lane highways
     The plow could be in either lane or on the shoulder. Watch for snowplows on interstate ramps and "authorized vehicle only" turnarounds.
  • Never drive through a snow cloud or whiteout conditions
     You can't be sure if such conditions are caused by crosswinds or by a snowplow, so be patient. Pawnee County snowplow operators periodically pull over to allow traffic to pass.

Don't Crowd the Plow

Our snowplow operators in Pawnee County are extremely safety-conscious, but they need your help. Stay back and let them safely do their job of clearing the road for you. Don't take a chance. Don't crowd the plow!


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