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Drivers reminded not to pass snow plows

Alberta’s snow plow operators are calling for vehicles not to pass them after a death last week. A driver passed away on Highway 660 north Bonnyville when he tried to overtake a snowplow and hit another truck head-on. Spokesperson for the Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association Paul Cashman says this is far from the only incident that has happened.

“So far this year we have had 23 collisions with snow plows. Last year, for the entirety of the year, there was a total of 21. The year before that there was 25. We are just into March and we are just about at the total for what we have seen in previous years.”

There’s no need to worry you’ll be stuck behind one your whole trip either. Drivers will pull over every five to eight kilometres to allow the cars behind them to pass.

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