Ride-along with Montana Department of Transportation plow driver

As plow drivers are working extra hours to clear roads across the state, the Department of Transportation is reporting a spike in plow vs. vehicle crashes.

Up until Thursday, MDT has reported 26 of these crashes this winter.

For 13 years, MDT’s Pete Servel has been clearing the Garden City’s roads throughout winter.

While Servel has yet to be hit by another vehicle, that almost changed on our ride-along earlier Thursday morning.

“And yea this guy just about hit our plow,” said Servel.

Unfortunately, this is becoming an all too frequent occurrence for plow drivers.