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State DOT Plows Take Over

It takes concentration and quick-thinking to plow the highway. That, and a tight-knit trio that's spent a lot of time together.

It takes concentration and quick-thinking to plow the highway. That, and a tight-knit trio that's spent a lot of time together.
"Three years with David, the lead truck, and two years with Pete," said Michal Magee.
With their plows evenly spaced, the team clears snow like clock-work, unless one of us gets in the way.
"Take your time otherwise you'll end up like the folks you seen back there around the ramp," he said.
For snow storms like these, it's all about preparation. The drivers are prepared to come in at midnight and work long shifts and huge mounds of salt sit here waiting to clear those roads.
But in the middle of the night, in the middle of a storm that salt hasn't begun to work yet.
"It's harder to judge everything when it's nighttime, the snow starts to be repetitious into your eyes," said Magee.
A tough job, but one he enjoys, and one he and the rest of the DOT would enjoy even more with our help.
"Out in front of the plows are going to be much worse than behind so again give our guys a break," said Jim Piccola.
"Let the plow truck driver do his job, you know we're here to clear the roads for the general public," said Magee.
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