Today is ‘Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day’ in Wisconsin and it appears to be a timely designation. Some reports put snow totals of a foot of snow in Kenosha, folks in Waukesha could see less than an inch while lake-effect snow showers are expected to continue at times Tuesday into Tuesday night over north-central Wisconsin. Additional light snow accumulations could lead to hazardous travel conditions, especially in Vilas county.
WisDOT Secretary Dave Ross says snowplow drivers provide a critical public service that helps ensure continued operations for business, medical services, schools – and life in general all winter long. Motorists are urged to say ‘thank you’ by driving safely near plow trucks and giving them room to work. Drivers should stay 200 feet behind a working snowplow and make sure you can see the plow’s mirror to ensure the driver can see you.