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Albertans keep hitting highway snow plows

In just the first two weeks of the New Year, 10 snow plows were hit by drivers on highways in Alberta.

In all of 2014, only 11 were hit.

According to the Safer Winter Highways Campaign, most of the time the crash happen when a vehicle is driving blind into a snow cloud, and rear ends it, or is trying to pass the plow and hits a side-mounted blade.

Drivers are encouraged to keep a distance of four car lengths behind a snow plow, keeping clear of a snow cloud and any spraying sanding material.

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Passing a snowplow is not recommended, as operators will pull over regularly to let traffic pass.

When a snowplow is approaching in oncoming traffic, pull to the right as much as possible.

Photo by Yellowstone National Park

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