Driving a snowplow is one of the toughest jobs around! Operators must maneuver a 27' truck with a 10' plow while dealing with foggy windows, swirling snow, slippery roads, icy intersections and everyday traffic. So please, "give ‘em a brake."
During snow storm conditions, snow plows are considered and should be treated as an emergency vehicle.
Keep a safe distance when following snow plows. This is critical because snowplows create a swirl of snow that can blind the driver of a car following too closely or cars approaching from the opposite direction.
Snow trucks may also be spreading material as they plow snow to melt snow and ice to provide traction for driving safety.
Don't stop too closely behind a stopped snowplow. The operator may be preparing to back up and may not see you.
Don't pass a snowplow unless your visibility is perfectly clear and it is completely safe for you, the snowplow driver, and other vehicles.
Patience is very necessary during snow season. The snowplow operator is working to provide safe road conditions for you and your family.
Chapter 30 - Snow and Ice Removal and Maintenance of Secondary Roads