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The Linn County Secondary Road Department is prepared for the 2020-21 winter season. Part of preparation is sharing information with residents about the Secondary Road Department’s hours of operation, snow routes, and snow and ice ordinance and policy (PDF).
Snow removal routes on Linn County secondary roads are prioritized by traffic count and designated as Priority Routes and Standard Routes. There are 21 Priority Routes served by 21 snowplows and plow operators. There are 41 Standard Routes served by 30 snowplows, 11 motor graders, and their operators. The 30 snowplows for the Standard Routes includes the 21 plows and operators from the Priority Routes. Linn County has approximately 1,200 miles of secondary roads to plow and maintain, which is roughly the equivalent distance of driving from Linn County to Nashville and back.
Snow Route Maps
Important points of the ordinance and policy include:
Linn County’s snow and ice ordinance and policy are available at the link at the top of this News Flash and at LinnCounty.org/Engineer or at the Engineer’s Office, 1888 County Home Road, Marion.
It is important to remember each winter storm has individual characteristics and road crews respond accordingly. In addition, the Secondary Road Department will from time to time test and evaluate various new products, equipment, and methods in order to develop strategies for improving effectiveness and response to winter driving conditions. For these reasons, level of service will not be exactly the same from one road to the next, nor from one storm to the next.
Snow Response Updates
Linn County provides text and email updates to its response to snow events.
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Winter Driving Safety Tips
Learn more at LinnCounty.org/Engineer.