McLeod County performs snow/ice control on approximately 400 miles of County Roads. It also provides snow removal on various Township roads. Our goal is to have all County Roads passable within a reasonable amount of time after a snowfall has stopped. Our plowing priorities reflect a commitment to insuring that key roads are kept open to serve critical facilities and to provide access between state highways and our communities.
In order to ensure consistent practices for snow and ice removal during winter storm events we have established guidelines for the public and for plow operators to follow. These guidelines cover dispatching of plows, operations, hours of operation, road priorities, damage to personal property, emergencies, and stranded motorists.
Residents are reminded that it is unlawful under Minnesota Statute 160.2715, to obstruct any highway or deposit snow or ice thereon. Piles of snow left on or near the road can freeze into a solid mass creating a hazardous situation for vehicles and snowplows. Piles of snow increase the chance of drifting snow onto the roadway.
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The Sheriff’s Office should be contacted for all emergencies requiring plowing. Plows will not be dispatched from regular routes or called in for extra duty unless it is a Fire or Medical Emergency coordinated through the Sheriff’s Office.
No travel advisories issued by the State Patrol and/or Sheriff’s Office apply to all County snow and ice removal crews. When a No Travel Advisory is issued, the local radio stations (FM: KARP 106.9; AM: KDUZ 1260) and Sheriff’s Office will be contacted, then all plows will be pulled from their respective routes.
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