Early snow fall brings snow plows out of a short hibernation
RAPID CITY, S.D. —
With the first snow of the season hitting rather early, the state DOT has plows out working to make travel as safe as possible. The South Dakota Department of Transportation works around the clock to make sure the roads on both the highway and in town are clear from snow. Normal hours for a highway maintenance worker are from 5 in the morning until 7 at night, if a storm were to hit after that they will get to it first thing in the morning.
The state DOT covers the US highway, the Interstate and the State Highways meaning lots of people are on these roads at all times making it difficult for some plows to work. The South Dakota Department of Transportation wants people to know to slow down and give plows plenty of room to work.