Topic: Watch For Snow Removal Equipment
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Driving during the winter months in snow country, brings with it a number of driving hazards, including those created by ever present snow removal equipment. These large vehicles scurry along rapidly along the sides of the roads to keep our highways open.

In heavy snow or fog, snow removal equipment is often difficult to see. The top photo shows a barely visible snow plow. If you are driving too fast in the right hand lane in this example, you may run right into the back of the snow plow. The brake lights are on in the pick up in the top photo and this is a big clue to you that there is something ahead that you cannot yet see. The second photo shows the snow plow as we approach closer.

Snow plows usually have gadgets hanging off the back or attached to the front (third photograph). These objects are down low and are often hard for you to see. Be careful when changing lanes near a snow plow to assure you do not accidently hit parts that may be protruding in front or to the rear of the snow plow.

The lower photograph shows a snow blower moving huge amounts of snow and blowing it off the road to the side. If you have made the unfortunate mistake of parking your vehicle along the path of one of these monsters, you will be digging your vehicle out for some time.

The number of people running into snow plows yearly is amazing! Give our highway workers a break by adding a good measure of caution whenever driving on snow covered roads. Your can count on their being out there to clear the road for you. You can say a big "Thank You" to them by merely staying out of their way and by driving extra cautiously when nearing their vehicles.
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