Of course, the best advice to heed during a snow storm is to stay off the road unless travel is absolutely necessary. The more traffic that is on the road, the harder it is for road crews to do their job, thus slowing down the snow removal effort.
However, here is some advice on what to do when you see snow removal equipment on the roadway:
◾Maintain a safe distance to avoid collisions and damage from flying salt or sand.
◾Snow removal equipment may have to slow or stop without warning. Be ready for the unexpected!
◾Turn on your headlights for additional visibility, but always assume that the operator cannot see you.
◾Plowing snow on a multi-lane roadway is often done in tandem (more than one snow plow at a time). Please give them plenty of room and never pass a snow plow!
◾Snow plows usually leave a ridge of snow to the right, so avoid making right turns directly behind a snow plow.
◾Salt flying from the salt spreader will damage car finish, so it’s best to let the snow removal equipment do its job and stay away from it.