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InDOT offers tips for sharing snowy roads with snowplows

Drivers should keep a safe distance behind snow plows. This photo shows the aftermath of a semi striking an Ohio Department of Transportation snow plow this week on Interstate 77. (Courtesy photo)
Drivers should keep a safe distance behind snow plows. This photo shows the aftermath of a semi striking an Ohio Department of Transportation snow plow this week on Interstate 77. (Courtesy photo)

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Saturday, December 14, 2013 12:01 am
Indiana Department of Transportation reminds drivers:In the winter, INDOT snowplow drivers are out on the roads to clear the snow and ice and keep you safe. Here's what you need to know about driving around snowplows:

•Distance: Give snowplows room to work. The plows are wide and can cross the centerline or shoulder. Don't tailgate and try not to pass. If you must pass, take extreme caution and beware of the snow cloud.

•Speed: Snowplows travel below the posted speed limit. Be patient. Allow plenty of time to slow down. Remember, Ice and Snow, Take it Slow.

•Vision: A snowplow operator's field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they don't always see you. Keep your distance and watch for sudden stops or turns.

See more winter driving tips at www.in.gov/indot/2439.htm and our Fort Wayne snow plow route map at news-sentinel.com.

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