Snowplow driver shortages plague states

It’s part of the workforce issues that have hobbled the public and private sectors since Covid-19 struck.
Traffic backs up behind snowplows on Interstate 35W Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

A dearth of snowplow drivers is plaguing state departments of transportation from Montana to New Hampshire, as agencies scramble to staff up for the winter months.

It is an ongoing problem that is part of broader workforce gaps that are forcing states to get creative.

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