CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Big snowplows, blowing snow, whipping winds and maybe an impatient driver or two can be a very bad mix during a snow storm.
Reduced visibility can disorient any driver and the next thing you know you are in the middle of a highway accident.
The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that three cars have hit plows in Ohio just this month, so ODOT is urging drivers to avoid crowding the plow during the upcoming storm.
“When they’re plowing so much snow like that, snow can come over the top of the plow and create a snow cloud and that can take your field of vision away very, very quickly,” said Amanda McFarland of ODOT District 12.
Other issues to keep in mind: plow drivers have limited vision, which adds up to blind spots. ODOT suggests that you stay two- to three-car lengths behind the plow. And those plows are going to be driving under the speed limit, and may make sudden stops or turns.
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