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Betty White-out? Michigan names snowplow after legendary actress

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Betty White will be remembered every time it snows in southwestern Michigan.

Michiganders have submitted nicknames for all the state's snow plows.

Michiganders have submitted nicknames for all the state’s snow plows.
(Michigan DOT)

The late actress has been immortalized on a snowplow named Betty Whiteout, one of over 300 that have been nicknamed by the Michigan DOT.

The names include Betty Whiteout and Gordie Plow.

The names include Betty Whiteout and Gordie Plow.
(Michigan DOT)

The agency started accepting suggestions from Michiganders in 2021. The names aren’t painted on the vehicles, but have all been entered onto the DOT’s live online snowplow tracker, where fans can follow them as the clear the state’s roads.

Fans can track the location of the trucks on the agency's website.

Fans can track the location of the trucks on the agency’s website.
(Michigan DOT)

Gordie Plow, Aaron Brr and Derek Sleeter are among the other celebrity-inspired names on the list, which also includes Edgar Allen Snow and Clearopathtra. A DOT spokesman told Fox News the names were submitted prior to White’s death last December 31.

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Michigan is one of several states and cities that have initiated a snowplow nicknaming program, a practice made famous in Scotland where they’re called “gritters” and Grittalica and Spready Mercury are among the trucks keep the roads clear.

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