Who can come up with the best name for the six snow plows? The city of Chicago wants to know!
The city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation has launched a contest to name each of the snowplows in the six districts. With a fleet of almost 300 baby-blue Snow Fighting Trucks, the city is looking to add an extra pizazz to the wintertime necessity– in the past over 675 motor-truck drivers have been sent out to help clear snow.
You can submit your best names until January 6, but beware– a name could be chosen once the contents reaches 20,000 entries! The “You Name A Snowplow” competition is open to Chicago residents and only one submission is allowed per device. Entries can be a maximum of 50 characters total!
The Department of Streets and Sanitation will then select 50 finalists out of the group. After that, voting will occur from January 15-31 to determine the six winners. Could it be you?
Once the winners are announced, the names will go to one snow plow in each snow district. After the fact, residents can see the new names and the full lineup at chicagoshovels.org and track the snow plows here.
Here are a few names to help inspire you: Blitz-ney Spears! The Blizzard of Oz! ‘The Big LePlowski! Snow-ancé! Frost Responder! Snow-Be-Gone Kenobi! Buzz Ice-Clear!
Submit your best name at chicagoshovels.org.
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