Check out the new name of Rapid City’s SD DOT plow

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RAPID CITY, S.D.– The winner of the South Dakota DOT Snowplow Naming Contest met the machine she helped name Monday. Tayla Irwin won with the name Betty White-Out. Tayla, her husband and their two children were given a tour of Betty at the Rapid City SDDOT Offices. DOT started the contest to engage people around the state in winter driving safety awareness. 12 plows were given names this year for each DOT area in the state.




Winning Plow Names for 12 SDDOT Areas:

  • Aberdeen Area:  Luke Ice Walker
  • Belle Fourche Area:  Catch My Drift
  • Custer Area:  Black Hills Cold Rush
  • Huron Area:  Thawsome
  • Mitchell Area:  Sleetwood Mac
  • Mobridge Area:  Snow Force One
  • Pierre Area:  Little Plow on the Prairie
  • Sioux Falls Area:  Blizzard Buster
  • Rapid City Area:  Betty White-Out
  • Watertown Area:  Snowmagator
  • Winner Area:  Plowabunga
  • Yankton Area:  605 Polar Express

The DOT says it’s always amazed about the amount of creativity that goes into naming the plows. South Dakota DOT Rapid City Engineer Mike Carlson says, “When I first heard that we were going to do this, I was thinking, I’m glad I’m not trying to be the one that’s creating names. I can’t believe the creativity of these people that come through.”

South Dakota DOT Plow Betty White-Out:

Tayla Irwin says she had fun with the contest, that she enjoys puns and hopes others get a kick out of the new name. Tayla Irwin says, “I was happy when I saw it get posted on Facebook and a lot of people were like, oh, I love that name.” DOT received 650 entries with the winners chosen by a vote among DOT staffers.

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