WSDOT snowplow Plowie Mc Plow Plow got rear-ended. WSDOT snowplow Plowie Mc Plow Plow got rear-ended. (WSDOT East on Twitter.)

In recent years, there have been all sorts of strange snowplow stories. Some of those come from many cities and states holding naming contests for their plows, which, of course, produces some funny results. But that gets a little stranger when those plow owners are tweeting serious news about their plow fleet, as happened with the Washington State Department of Transportation East (east of the Cascade Mountains) and their updates on “Plowie McPlow Plow” Friday:

Fortunately, Plowie McPlow Plow was not kept out of action too long:

Plowie McPlow Plow got that name in 2019 from a public vote, carrying on the tradition of Boaty McBoatFace. It has since been joined in the WSDOT fleet by The Big Leplowski, Sir Plows-A-Lot, and Betty Whiteout.

Washington State is one of the many parts of North America hit by a giant winter storm this week. Spokane, near where this incident happened, hit its lowest temperature (-23F) in 14 years Thursday, and had seen 32 inches of snow this winter (more than the double the normal pace) heading into Friday. Another three to four inches was set to fall Friday, as the National Weather Service Spokane office tweeted:

With all that snow falling, it’s a good thing that it didn’t take too long to get Plowie McPlow Plow back on the road after this rear-ending.

[WSDOT East on Twitter]


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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.