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Oneida County reminds drivers of laws around snowplows ahead of next snowstorm

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Katie Thoresen

Ahead of the next snowstorm, the Oneida County Highway Department is urging drivers to be mindful of plows.

Snowplows typically go 25 to 35 miles per hour.

The driver’s field of vision is also restricted.

It is illegal to follow a snowplow closer than 200 feet on a highway with a speed limit greater than 35 miles per hour.

You need give the plow 75 feet of space if the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less.

It’s also illegal to plow or blow snow into the road. You could be fined up to 100 dollars.

Oneida County is forecasted to get 4 to 6 inches of snow with this next storm.

Most of our region is expected to get at least 3 inches of snow.

Six plus inches of snow is expected in Iron, Vilas, and Gogebic counties. Those counties are under a Winter Storm Warning until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

The rest of our region is under a Winter Weather Advisory.

The storm is expected to arrive tonight and snow for most of the day Wednesday.