DOT Names Pierre Plow ‘Lewis And Clark”

PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Transportation recently announced winners of a ‘Name the Plow’ contest where state residents submitted names for 13 plows within the state fleet. The winning name for the Pierre area is Lewis and Clark submitted by Jackie Heier…

Lewis and Clark is printed along the top of the windshield on a tow plow assigned to clear snow and treat road surfaces along U-S Highway 83 south of Fort Pierre. Dean VanDeWiele, Pierre Area Engineer for the D-O-T says over 800 entries came in to the contest…

The tow plow weighs in at round 88-thousand pounds fully loaded with materials and can clear two lanes of snow at the same time. Heier was given a ride in the tow plow as part her name being selected for the plow. Other names selected for plows across the state include Darth Blader, SnowBeGone Kenobi and Walter the Salter.

Aberdeen – Darth Blader

Belle Fourche – Art

Custer – Mt. Plowmore

Huron – Snow Mater

Mitchell – Blizzard Wizard

Mobridge – Winter Warrior

Pierre – Lewis & Clark

Rapid City – Polar Patroller

Sioux Falls – SnowBeGone Kenobi

Watertown – Thaw Enforcement

Winner – Walter the Salter

Yankton – Frosty the Snowplow