MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

With winter fast approaching, Wednesday has been set aside as "Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day" in Wisconsin.

Gov. Scott Walker is using the designation to remind drivers about being cautious when they encounter snowplows and to limit driving during bad weather to avoid become stuck or stalled in their vehicle.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has a number of tips to assist drivers during winter weather.

State law requires drivers to be at least 200 feet behind a working snowplow. Caution is urged when passing a working snowplow, as it can create a cloud of snow that obscure a driver's vision.

Drivers can get the latest road conditions by calling 511 or logging on to