Amid storm, Virginia governor takes a spin on snowplow

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Posted: Jan 23, 2016 1:26 PM
Amid storm, Virginia governor takes a spin on snowplow

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe took a break from storm briefings and conference calls to give a pep talk to snowplow drivers and take a plow out for a quick spin.

The governor drove a state plow truck Saturday at a Virginia Department of Transportation operation center in suburban Richmond.

He did a quick loop in the large truck as a VDOT employee coached him on how to drive it. Other plow drivers watched and quietly critiqued the governor's plowing style.

After driving the truck, McAuliffe joked that he had found his next job.

The ebullient governor often hops behind the wheel of whatever vehicle happens to be around. In a recent trade mission to Cuba, McAuliffe drove a 1956 Chevy Bel Air through the streets of Havana.