Motorists are urged to slow down and keep a 10-car length distance behind snowplows, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
By doing so, motorists have a safe distance that allows a snowplow to do its work. On Thursday morning, a semitractor-trailer struck a MnDOT snowplow from behind on northbound Highway 52 north of Rochester. The force of the collision spun the
snowplow into the ditch, where it rolled onto its side. The semi crashed into the
median. No injuries were reported (see attached State Patrol photo). Six MnDOT snowplows in southeast Minnesota have been struck by vehicles since Jan. 1. Read more below: