Snowplow season is here!

The Northeastern Minnesota Department of Transportation asks for drivers to use caution and safety when encountering snowplows this season.  Several dangerous encounters between snowplows and motor vehicles have already been reported - and winter is just beginning.

MnDOT reminds drivers that snow plows can be twice as wide as a semi-truck, and they have plows that extend 12 to 15 feet out in front of the truck and have side "wing" plows that extend 8 to 10 feet from the side.

Supervisors share that their drivers have food driving skills, but snowplow safety starts with everyone.  Be patient.  Stay back.  Stay alert.  Slow down.

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