PLAINWELL, Mich. (WOOD) — It’s not snowing in West Michigan but, however the plows have been already revving their engines in Allegan County Wednesday.
The Michigan Division of Transportation held its annual snowplow rodeo at its Plainwell storage and invited 24 Hour Information eight’s Dawn group to participate.
Tom Hillen, Teresa Weakley and meteorologist Matt Kirkwood all took a spin aboard one of many rigs.
MDOT employees deal with the rodeo as a enjoyable alternative to seek out new methods to make use of their gear and prepare for the doubtless harsh upcoming season.
“As you already know, winter is a troublesome time in Michigan, so we need to be sure that all of our gear is in control, we need to ensure that all of the individuals have the right coaching. We need to be ready for te winter, no matter it might be. We hope for mild (ice and snow) however we put together for heavy,” stated Mark Van Port Fleet, chief operations officer of MDOT.
Wednesday’s competitors was the nationwide snowplow rodeo semi-finals; the winner heads subsequent to Colorado to participate within the worldwide finals.