MnDOT officials are testing a new tool at its Maple Grove facility aimed at keeping snowplow drivers and other motorists safe. Plow drivers with MnDOT maintain more than 4,000 miles in the metro. Clearing snowy and icy roads can be a challenge.
It's why this year, the Maple Grove truck station is trying out a new device to make their job safer. The gadget looks like a Star Wars lightsaber. It’s the newest weapon to make plow trucks more visible. Engineer Nate Smith designed the device.
"They were really successful last year," said Smith.
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