MassDOT urging drivers to use caution around plows this winter

BOSTON (WHDH) - “Don’t crowd the plow!”

That’s the message from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation as a winter storm gets ready to hit.

Snow season has arrived, and officials are using a public relations campaign to remind drivers to be careful on the roads.

While it’s not technically illegal to pass a plow, it can be unsafe. The state says there have been eight crashes in recent weeks involving cars and snow plows.

Officials warn that people should stay back 200 feet, or three car lengths.

Crews are out in full force making final preps on the roads before snow moves into the region.

Additionally, the MBTA has taken extra steps to ensure minimal service disruptions ahead of the storm.

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