|Motorists are advised to demonstrate proper precaution
around large snow-removal equipment.
A snow plow helps clear a Fort McCoy roadway after a recent
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
Directorate of Public Works personnel report several dangerous
instances where motor vehicles tried to pass snow-removal equipment on
the installation, and, in some cases, were traveling at an unsafe, high
speed. These actions are unsafe for both the snow removal operators and
the motorists trying to pass them.
Motorists are urged to exercise patience when encountering
snow-removal equipment by leaving plenty of space between their vehicles
and the snow-removal equipment. The operators cannot see vehicles behind
them and may back up unexpectedly. Wait to pass until the snow-removal
equipment comes to a stop and raises the plow units, or, if possible,
take a different route to avoid the plow completely.