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ADOT announces Name-A-Snowplow contest winners

ADOT announces Name-A-Snowplow contest winners

November 18, 2022

PHOENIX – The results of the Arizona Department of Transportation Name-A-Snowplow contest are in and Arizonans have chosen three pun-tastic names for ADOT snowplows.

After tabulating nearly 7,000 votes, the winning snowplow names are:

  • “Alice Scooper”
  • “Snowguaro”
  • “Frost Responder”

These three winning names beat out 12 other finalists in ADOT’s first Name-A-Snowplow contest. The names will be affixed to the driver- and passenger-side doors of the truck cab so the snowplows can be identified by name.

“Alice Scooper” will be stationed at an ADOT maintenance yard in Flagstaff, “Snowguaro” will patrol highways near Superior, Ariz., and “Frost Responder’ will, uh, respond to winter weather from its soon-to-be-home in Page, Ariz.

In October, Arizonans submitted nearly 4,700 names in the first phase of ADOT’s Name-A-Snowplow contest. For the winning names, “Alice Scooper” was submitted by 25 people, “Snowguaro” was submitted by six people and “Frost Responder” was submitted by two people.

ADOT has 200 snowplows and nearly 500 trained snowplow operators at highway maintenance yards across the state, ready to deploy when snow falls. Arizona’s high country can receive a tremendous amount of snowfall – Flagstaff, in fact, is one of the snowiest cities in the country. These snowplows and their skilled operators play major roles in clearing highways during and after winter storms, laying down de-icer prior to storms and are even put to work during the spring, summer and fall to push mud, boulders and debris off highways after rain storms.

Already in November, snow has fallen in Arizona’s high country. ADOT encourages motorists to make safe and smart decisions when inclement weather hits. For real-time highway conditions, including views from ADOT’s statewide network of highway cameras, visit az511.gov or download the AZ511 app from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.

Alice Scooper snowplow

Snowguaro snowplow

Frost Responder snowplow