WSDOT asks drivers to leave enough space for plow drivers

SPOKANE, Wash.– From cities, to counties, and to the state, Washington Department of Transportation snow plow crews are asking you to give plows plenty of space.

“Usually when it snows, we are pretty much just inside the trucks driving and plowing back and forth, taking special care to watch out for the public,” said Brian Adams, highway maintenance worker at WSDOT Eastern Region.

Adams says crews were busy clearing the roads on Wednesday. One of the challenges for plow drivers is when drivers are not cooperating on the roads.

“You can be plowing, they are in a hurry and they need to be at some place before you, so they end up trying to pass you, and then I’ve had a car and a truck spinning in front of me,” Adams said.

Adams recommends drivers to slow down when they see a plow truck on the roads, and always give enough space.

Adams says often times drivers are hit by the wing plow on the roads because people drive too close. He also wants drivers to allow enough space for salt and sand.

“Give us enough room. You never know when we are going to put salt or not, or sand,” Adams said.

WSDOT says driving too fast can scatter the material off to the shoulder.

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