Unlawful to dump, plow, or push snow from private driveways to the highway
The Olmsted County Highway Division would like to caution residents that it is unlawful to dump, plow, or push snow from private driveways onto the highway. Under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 160.2715, violation of the above statute is a misdemeanor.
Snow dumped on highways or the right of way can create a hazard not only for motorists, but also for snowplows. Even heavy snowplows have been ditched and damaged when hitting compacted and frozen snow.
A public service to help travelers know what is happening on our county roads
The Olmsted County Public Works Department along with the Olmsted County Planning Department’s GIS team has developed a new Road Closure Web Application to help travelers access information about road closures, traffic incidents, restrictions, and weather-related events.