Alaskan Snowplow Mod That Prevents Burying Driveways

February 28, 2018

This is a short video of a snowplow in Alaska that has an additional blade that can be lowered to block snow from being plowed into driveways. Pretty clever. I remember when I lived somewhere much colder there was nothing worse in the winter than watching the snowplow come along only to block in your driveway then purposefully obliterate your mailbox and, Jesus -- is he doing donuts in my yard?!

Keep going for the full video just in case the gif wasn't enough even though I made sure it met the recommended daily allowance. Also, what's up with those two ghosts in the sky at 0:11?

Thanks to Samantha BS, who agrees it would be even cooler if it did it with flames.

  • Solitary Dreamer

    Old news, they have been using plow wings for decades in Canada.

  • kgb999

    The snowplows in N. Idaho have these ... the operators don't always *use* them, but they have them.

  • Megatron Jenkins

    GW, I live in Anchorage, Alaska, and I'm a little surprised to see this here, lol, does nobody else have this tech? It is nice to have an article about my home, though, odd though it may be, thanks!

  • paperboy


  • Nicholas Conrad

    This isn't standard? I had no idea.

  • The_Wretched

    No, it's very non-standard. I have a friend who lives on a corner and gets 3 different plow spill overs. Worse, the road scrape is usually icy and salty and compacted. It can be next to impossible for a regular human with a shovel to move.

  • Doog

    We use to build snow forts in the giant snow piles that were our driveway before it got shoveled. Now as an adult there's nothing enjoyable about the situation.

  • GeneralDisorder

    In Pennsylvania the plow trucks will bury the end of your driveway and annihilate your mailbox and you have literally no recourse.

  • paperboy

    Same in the entire Great Lakes region.

  • Nicholas Conrad


  • Closet Nerd

    Just get the "elevator piss boy" to pee on the snow blocking the driveway....

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