Another Snowplow Hit – WYDOT Warns Caution
Written by andrew-rossi on February 26, 2019
The Wyoming Department of Transportation is warning drivers once again to give snowplows plenty of room while they are making the highways safer.
Another WYDOT snowplow was struck by a pickup truck while clearing snow in the left hand, passing lane of the westbound lane of Interstate 90, during a midday run near Moorcroft yesterday.
The plow operator was plowing about an inch of light, powdery snow in the passing lane of the Interstate when he was hit from behind by a half ton truck. No one was injured.
This is the second incident this week on I90. Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Brandon Morton stated the incident was likely a result of poor visibility created by the snow cloud and from following the plow too closely.
WYDOT strongly encourages all drivers to increase their following distances when snow removal operations are occurring on our highways. What you may experience as good visibility and passing conditions may quickly change if the snowplow encounters changing snow conditions.