High to extreme winter weather road impacts are likely across Wyoming and the region Tuesday through Thursday, and the Wyoming Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to give snowplows plenty of room to work.

According to Senior Public Relations Specialist Andrea Staley, 18 WYDOT plows were hit last winter, including four in District 1, and four have been hit so far this season.

"We've been seeing a big increase in recent years," said Staley.

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WYDOT says plows, which can require more than 20 feet of road, can often be obscured by the snow cloud they create, and a lot of people end up driving into them.

Plows also typically operate between 25 and 40 mph so it's tempting to just drive around them, but WYDOT says it's important to remember that the road ahead is likely not cleared yet.

WYDOT says your best bet is to slow down and be patient.

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