Getting plowed

Because one of us here at the Telegraph hails from what’s known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, or the Gopher State, or to many, just one of those states up north that’s really cold, every once in a while we get a good news tidbit from our beloved Midwest.

This week, we learned the Minnesota Department of Transportation recently held a “Name a Snowplow” contest, and we gotta give it to one of the winners – “Blizzo” – in reference to the music superstar, Lizzo.

Even Lizzo herself reacted to the win in a video posted to Twitter.

“Of all the awards I have received, this is by far the highest honor,” she said. “To know that there is a snowplow with the name ‘Blizzo’ that is clearing the streets of the Twin Cities right now makes my heart melt – or freeze.”

Other notable mentions include Sleetwood Mac, Scoop! There it is, Better Call Salt, Clearopathra and Han Snowlo. Last year, Betty Whiteout and Ctrl Salt Delete were among the winning names. Seems like they got something going good up there in Minnesota.

Sarah Hill, the City of Durango’s Transportation Director, said the city’s plow team doesn’t currently have names for its fleet. She did say, however, that a naming contest may be a fun way to involve the community in the future.

With all the snow hitting Durango this week, it’s time to rev up your creative juices.

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