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MDT advises motorists to drive carefully near snowplows

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Helena, Montana – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is warning drivers to use caution while driving near snowplows on the roads.

On January 11, MDT made a status update on Facebook in which they said that plow accidents had occurred. Since then, according to MDT, seven additional snowplows have been struck by vehicles, bringing the total number of snowplows struck this winter to 21.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is warning drivers to use caution while driving near snowplows on the roads.

MDT recommends the following measures to prevent an accident with a snow plow:

  • Do not drive through snow clouds created by snowplows as they can completely reduce visibility.
  • Pay attention to snow berms that may cause loss of control or a crash. MDT said this takes them out of service and may hurt or kill someone.
  • Immediately slow down and be patient when behind a snowplow. Snowplows usually work slowly to efficiently remove snow and lay down sand.

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