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Published February 10, 2010, 08:08 AM

Snowplow Accidents

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the last two days have seen nine accidents involving snowplows.

By: Asssociated Press, WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of

Transportation says the last two days have seen nine accidents

involving snowplows.

Five of the crashes were in the Twin Cities area and the other

four were in southeastern Minnesota. The agency is reminding

drivers to take extra care around snowplows.

Drivers should stay at least five car lengths behind plows at

all time, far from the snow cloud. Plow operators make it a habit

to pull over occasionally when it's safe, to allow traffic build-up

to pass.

The agency also warns that snowplows turn or exit frequently

with little warning, and may at times pass over center lines.

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