Sunday, February 10, 2008

Snow Plow



A selection of Pennsylvania winter photographs would not be complete without a capture of a PennDot (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) snow plow.

In the days of my youth it was not uncommon for snow to block the roadways for days, bringing travel to a standstill while road crews worked around the clock. Today with much improved equipment only a snowfall of three feet or more accompanied with strong winds is capable of getting ahead of these powerful machines.

9 comments:

DeeMom said...

Thank goodness for Snow plows...
Neat picture, we are getting a tiny dusting here adn tremendous winds

imac said...

Good job they are around to clear the roads.
Nice shot Salty.


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dot said...

That's an amazing scene. I wouldn't want to travel that road in winter.

Old Wom Tigley said...

That backdrop looks great.. fallen trees and all..

photowannabe said...

Thank Heaven for that equipment. Like the picture. It seems the plows do some dangerous work.

oldmanlincoln said...

Amazing photograph with the mountain and all.

I remember, in my youth, a group of men and boys had to shovel out a road so mail, food and other services could get through. Took all day and was hard work.

Meggie said...

Of course when we were kids, we prayed that the plows wouldn't be able to keep the roads open. Then school would be canceled. Thank heaven for snow plows.

Sharon said...

Once in Kansas a neighbor with a plow attachment for his tractor came along and cleared out everyone's drives and the road to town. it was a particularly bac snow storm.

Nice picture. Pretty countryside.

lv2scpbk said...

The plow truck. We're going to see more of them today. It's calling for 2 to 6 inches of the white fluffy stuff. Yuck! Ready for spring here.