Arizona News – Three new names will soon be placed on some of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s snowplows after Arizonans submitted about 3,400 entries last month in ADOT’s second Name-A-Snowplow Contest.
Starting today, the public can go to azdot.gov/NameAPlow to vote for their favorite names. The three names that receive the most votes will be crowned the winners and placed on the driver’s side of snowplow cabs. Voting is open through Thursday, Feb. 15.
The 10 finalists are:
- Blizzard Buster
- Cinder Claus
- Fast and Flurryous
- Flake 48
- Mogollon Monster
- Plower Express
- Snowbi-Wan Kenobi
“Arizona drivers participating in this contest help highlight the important work our snowplow operators perform during each winter storm to help everyone get home safely,” ADOT Director Jennifer Toth said.“It’s fantastic that thousands of people came up with clever names, and I can’t wait to see the winners!”
Before and during winter storms, snowplow operators work around the clock to treat and clear the highways of ice and snow. Remember, if you encounter snowplows on highways:
- Never attempt to pass a snowplow.
- Stay at least four car-lengths behind snowplows and equipment. Plowed snow can create a cloud that reduces visibility.
- Slow down and give the plow extra room.
Find more winter driving safety tips at azdot.gov/KnowSnow.