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NDOT Announces Winners of 2024 Annual Snowplow Roadeo

Nebraska Department of Transportation

(Kearney, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 annual Snowplow Roadeo. The event, hosted by NDOT, took place in Kearney at the Nebraska Safety Center, showcasing the exceptional skills and expertise of snowplow operators across the state.

The Snowplow Roadeo is an annual event where local competitions take place in each of NDOT’s eight districts. The top two teams from each district then advance to the state competition, where they compete for the chance to represent Nebraska at the national level. This year, the national competition will take place in late September in Loveland, Colorado.

After a competitive display of skill and precision, the top two teams were announced, ready to take on the national stage. The winners of the 2024 Annual Snowplow Roadeo are Chad Shaul and Tyrel Yager, District 8, Valentine. These teams demonstrated their exceptional skills, dedication to safety and commitment to ensuring safe and efficient winter maintenance.

The Snowplow Roadeo not only celebrates the expertise of snow plow operators, but also highlights the importance of their role in keeping Nebraska’s roadways safe during the winter months. These trained professionals work tirelessly to clear snow and ice, ensuring traffic flows smoothly and minimizing potential dangers.

“I want to congratulate this year’s Snowplow Roadeo winners,” said Vicki Kramer, director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation. “This event provides an opportunity to test the skills and demonstrate the level of sophistication needed to keep our roads safe and open for those who use our roads to travel to work, school and home. I appreciate the seriousness and competitiveness, while having a little fun, this was shown among the NDOT teams. We are proud to have such talented individuals representing Nebraska at the national competition.

The national competition in Loveland, Colorado will bring together the best snow plow operators from across the country. Competitors will face a series of challenging tasks designed to test their skills in various winter road maintenance scenarios. The event provides operators with the opportunity to learn from each other, exchange best practices and showcase their expertise on a national platform.

NDOT remains committed to promoting excellence in winter road maintenance and ensuring the safety of Nebraska residents and visitors. The Roadeo snow plow is a reminder of the dedication and hard work of snow plow operators, who play a vital role in keeping our roads safe and accessible in bad weather.