QUESTION Why did the snow plow push snow beyond the edge of the road?
We push snow beyond the shoulders to reduce drifting problems and in preparation for the next snow event. Snow that is piled just outside of the traveled portion of the road, including shoulders, is a visual obstruction for motorists entering the roadway from driveways and intersections. Also, snow that is pushed farther back will melt into the ditch and away from the roadway. The county holds right-of-way outside of the traveled portion of the road for the purpose of snow storage and drainage.
It is the mission of Linn County government to provide all residents the most efficient and responsive public services, while maintaining sound fiscal management to enhance the quality of life in Linn County.
Linn County of Iowa
935 2nd Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404