Minnesota Department of Transportation Announces Funny New Snowplow Names
Everyone that lives in Minnesota knows that winters can be difficult and winter travel can be dangerous. Thankfully, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has an incredible team of roughly 1,400 people that work hard to keep nearly 30,000 miles of Minnesota roads clear during the snowy months.
MnDOT has nearly 900 plows and has been letting the public name them for a few years now. Officials say they were flooded with a ridiculous amount of name suggestions this year and after counting nearly 65,000 votes the winning names have been announced.
Minnesota Department of Transportation's Name a Snowplow Contest
Minnesota's Department of Transportation has been inviting people to nominate creative/funny snowplow names for the last three years.
There are now 25 snowplows with names in Minnesota. Previous winners include Plowy McPlowFace, Betty Whiteout, Duck Duck Orange Truck and The Big Leplowski.
They asked for ideas again in December of 2022.
And received more than 10,400 name ideas!
The MnDOT team sifted through all of those names and selected 60 finalists for the public to vote on. The winning names were announced today. Each district in the state has a newly named plow.
See The Winners of the 2023 MnDOT “Name a Snowplow” Contest Below
Yer a Blizzard, Harry – District 8 (Southwest Minnesota)
Blizzo – Metro District (Twin Cities)
Clearopathtra – District 1 (Northeast Minnesota)
Better Call Salt – District 3 (Central Minnesota)
Han Snowlo – District 7 (South Central Minnesota)
Blader Tot Hotdish – District 2 (Northwest Minnesota)
Scoop! There it is – District 6 (Southeast Minnesota)
Sleetwood Mac – District 4 (West Central Minnesota)
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