More Tow Plows Hitting Michigan Roads

More Tow Plows Hitting Michigan Roads

Is bigger better?  Michigan Department of Transportation says yes.

You’ve probably already seen the Tow-Plow before– 13 other states currently use them– but this week, Michigan announced they’re putting more tow plows not the road.

The tow plow is 25 feet wide and can plow two lanes at once.

“When it deploys it looks like a truck jackknifing because it’s going to swing out to the side,”  M-DOT Region Maintenance Manager Will Thompson told WILX.

How does the Tow-Plow work? Before the plow deploys, the truck’s lights begin flashing.  Then, the plow swings out at a 30 degree angle.

“We definitely want people to be prepared when this thing swings out. Stay back and be careful it’s fine,” said Thompson.

The tow plows will be used on I-75 in Saginaw county, I-96 and US-23 near Brighton, I-75 and US-2 in Mackinaw County and I-94, near Kalamzoo, WSGW reported.