Lizzo reacts after hearing ‘Blizzo’ the snowplow named in MnDOT contest

(ABC 6 News) – Grammy award-winning singer, Lizzo gave a shout-out to Minnesota on social media after learning about the recently named snowplow, “Blizzo.”

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) last week revealed this year’s winners of the popular “Name a Snowplow” contest.

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“Blizzo” – referencing Lizzo – was among one of the eight names chosen, each representing a MnDOT district. “Blizzo” was chosen to represent the Metro District (Twin Cities). MnDOT says over 64,000 voters cast a ballot in the contest.

In a video posted on Twitter Sunday, Lizzo says, “Of all the awards I have received this by far is the highest honor. To know that there is a snowplow named “Blizzo” that is clearing the streets of the Twin Cities makes my heart melt, or freeze.”

Lizzo also thanked Osseo Middle School in Maple Grove, Minn. for nominating her.