Will Snowy McSnowFace be plowing your street? SLC wants you to name its snowplow fleet

Voters can choose from an array of names -- mostly puns -- for 10 snowplows

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Snowplows sit idle at a UDOT facility in Cottonwood Heights, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.

Salt Lake City opened up a hotly contested election. One that will determine the fate of 10 snowplows. Well, or at least their names.

Voters can choose multiple names from several themed lists of groan-worthy puns chosen by city staff.

City-based names include Flake Effect, Ice Eccles and Sugar Plows.

General names include the classic internet moniker Snowy McSnowFace as well as No More Mr. Ice Guy and Ice Ice Baby.

Movie-inspired names are heavy on Star Wars references, like Snowbi Wan Kenobi and Baby Snowda, but Plowzilla and Rocky Plowboa also make an appearance.

The music category spans many genres from Sled Zeppelin to The Notorious P.L.O.W. to Mr. Brrr-ightside.

“Salt Lake City has an incredible group of snow fighters that help us keep our streets cleared throughout the winter,” deputy communications director Andrew Wittenberg said. “We think this is an opportunity for our residents to engage with them and have a little fun in the months ahead.”

Voting is open until Dec. 14 at slc.gov/nameaplow. Real-time results for the voting can also be found on that page.

Four names will be chosen from the first category and two names from each of the other categories, Wittenberg said.

When it snows, snowplows can be tracked on the slc.gov/mystreet/ website.

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