WYDOT Reminds Drivers ‘Don’t Crowd the Plow’
Crews are still working to clear snow and ice from the roadways, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to give plows plenty of space to work.
According to agency spokeswoman Andrea Staley, 11 WYDOT plows, including three in District 1 (southeast), have been struck by motorists so far this winter season.
Staley says a whopping 26 plows were hit last season and 23 were hit in 2019-2020. Of those, 17 occurred in District 1.
"It is good to note that the average number of plow hits for winters 2014-2019 was about eight statewide, so we've been seeing a big increase in recent years," she said.
Staley says she can only speculate as to the reasons why.
"That is just what the data is showing," she said.