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Arizona's newest snowplows have some creative names. Here's why

Nearly 7,000 people voted in the department's contest. Here are what the people of Arizona chose as the winning names.

ARIZONA, USA — Editor's note: the above video aired during a previous broadcast.

More than 2.5 million Arizonans turned out on Election Day to decide the political fate of the state.

In addition to the elections for state and federal offices, another election run by ADOT got nearly 7,000 votes on another important issue.

The department's Name-A-Snowplow contest finally has its winners after more than a month of waiting. The three winning names were announced as:

  • “Alice Scooper”
  • “Snowguaro”
  • “Frost Responder”

"'Alice Scooper' will be stationed at an ADOT maintenance yard in Flagstaff, 'Snowguaro' will patrol highways near Superior, Ariz., and 'Frost Responder’ will, uh, respond to winter weather from its soon-to-be-home in Page, Ariz.," ADOT said in a press release Friday morning.

The winners came from a pool of nearly 4,700 names submitted by Arizonans in October. They rose to the ranks of 15 finalists and were eventually chosen to be the winners by people in the state.

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The runner-up names that were up for consideration were:

  • Blizzard of AZ
  • Chilly Pepper
  • De-Ice, Ice Baby
  • Flake Forty-Eight
  • Mt. Humpfreeze
  • Prickly Plow
  • Optimus Brine
  • Snokopelli
  • Snowcotillo
  • Shovelin’ Sunshine
  • The Plowdalorian
  • Yavapai Yeti

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