New Tow Plow Will Improve Efficiency
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 5, 2018
Operation of a Tow Plow this coming winter on Park County highways will improve safety and snow-plowing efficiency.
The plow will be on display next Tuesday, October 9th, at 10 a.m. about seven miles north of Cody. According to Cody Beers with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, the Tow Plow is a trailer mounted, 26-foot plow that is towed behind a 10-wheeled plow truck. It has the capability of plowing and treating with salt brine an entire additional lane of roadway at normal highway speeds.
Beers says the new Cody-based Tow Plow will be used to clear snow on multi-lane sections of highway throughout Park County this coming winter, and two-lane highways as well.
There are currently more than 300 tow plows in use by transportation departments throughout the country, including nearly 100 by the Missouri Department of Transportation. WYDOT has deployed seven Tow Plows across Wyoming in the last five years.