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SDDOT launches snowplow naming contest

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is looking for names for 12 of its snowplows.
Snow plows clear Interstate 29 on Thursday, April 11, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Heavy snow and...
Snow plows clear Interstate 29 on Thursday, April 11, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Heavy snow and strong winds hammered parts of the central U.S. on Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people and creating hazardous travel conditions a day after pummeling Colorado. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP) (KY3)
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 12:12 PM CST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - A tracking number identifies snowplows belonging to the South Dakota Department of Transportation, but the agency is looking to change that by asking the public to come up with catchy names for 12 of them.

On Tuesday, the agency launched a “Name a Snowplow” contest for winter 2020-21 to seek new, witty, punny or fun names for the state’s large orange vehicles dispatched to clear snow and ice from the roads. SDDOT said they are looking for fun ideas representing different areas of the state for the first time. Area boundaries can be found here.

To be considered, however, those ideas must be sent to SDDOT through the agency’s official submission form. SDDOT staff will vote on all entries when the contest closes. Ideas must be submitted by Jan. 31. The 12 winners get to pose with a plow before the winter season ends.

Submit names here.

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