Vehicle strikes snowplow on I-90 in Lyman County

Reliance, S.D. — The South Dakota Highway Patrol is issuing a warning to drivers to be vigilant after a truck rammed into a DOT snowplow on Monday.

Photo Courtesy of the South Dakota Highway Patrol

The snowplow was working to clear the remaining snow from the shoulder of east bound I-90 near Reliance when it was hit from behind by a pickup.

Both the snowplow driver and the pickup driver were wearing seatbelts. Fortunately, the plow driver was unharmed and the pickup driver only suffered minor injuries.

According to the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office, the snowplow involved will be out of commission for some time, instead of clearing the roads.

Photo Courtesy of the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office

Both the Highway Patrol and the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office issued statements warning drivers to pay attention to their surroundings, slow down in winter weather conditions and not crowd the plow.

 

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