Arizonans encouraged to submit ideas to ADOT’s name-a-snowplow contest

Oct 5, 2022, 4:45 AM | Updated: 7:20 am

(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo) (Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)

PHOENIX — The clock is ticking for Arizonans to submit their ideas for the state’s department of transportation’s name-a-snowplow contest.

Arizonans of all ages have until Oct. 13 to propose their most clever, creative snowplow names that’ll be entered into a contest to dub some of the state’s 200 snowplows, according to a press release.

ADOT officials will choose 10-15 finalist submissions for the public to then vote on.

The three most voted on submissions will be the winning names that’ll be printed on decals and placed on the driver side of the snowplow cab.

“When snowstorms hit and most Arizonans are safe and warm at home, our snowplows and their operators are out playing a critical role for roadway safety,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said the release.

“Snowplows are giant, imposing pieces of equipment and we want the public to play a role in naming them so they can feel a stronger connection to the snowplow and operator.”

During the winter months, ADOT snowplows work to clear snowfall during and after storms and lay down de-icer.

In the spring and summer, they push mud, boulders and debris off the highways following rainstorms.

“Our hope is that this increased personal connection will lead Arizona drivers to give snowplows plenty of room, respect passing distances and practice safe driving in winter conditions,” Halikowski said.

“We invite kids, adults and everyone in between to send us their creative, fun snowplow names!”

Participants will have the option to submit their name and email address so they can be contacted if their submission was picked as the winner.

ADOT provided a list of names that have been given to other snowplows across the nation that may spark some inspiration, which included Plowy McPlowFace, Ctrl Salt Delete and Emperor Plowpatine.

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