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Iowa DOT Plans to Make Snowplows More Visible
AMES, Iowa- The Iowa DOT is asking for a change in state law to make the state's orange snowplows more visible. The DOT wants to add flashing blue and white lights to the current flashing amber lights. Since the winter of 2009-10 snowplows have been involved in collisions 218 times. The crashes have resulted in $1.6 million dollars in damages, and 44 personal injuries. In this 2014-15 winter alone there has been 24 crashes causing $600,000 in damage, and 4 personal injuries.