The internet may have created a new winter weather monster in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation tweeted Thursday they will take a page out of Scotland’s book and start naming snowplows in Minnesota.
The idea for naming snow plows seems to have originated in Scotland, who has some highly entertaining plow names. “Sir Salter Scott” and “Spready Mercury” stand out.
I saw this tweet last Friday and tagged MnDOT on the idea, and apparently many other Twitter users have let MnDOT know this is an idea worth pursuing.
Tweets coming into my Twitter feed and MnDOT have already produced some great names. Some names appear to originate from Anoka County, which may already have plows named “Plow Bunyan” and “Darth Blader.”
Here are some additional suggestions I’ve seen:
Lake Snow Be Gone
Highway 61 Revisited
MnDOT is accepting submissions for snowplow names through Jan. 22. We’ll all get to vote on the best names in February.
Could “Salter Mondale” be coming to a freeway near you soon?
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