Why are the operators blocking intersections and roads to clear snow?

At times, road conditions warrant the use of sand, but can actually make driving conditions more hazardous later. During and after a weather event, sand, wind, and increased traffic flow can exacerbate snow and ice buildup by packing it down to the point that a plow is no longer effective. This can be a very dangerous situation for traffic. The highway department then has no choice but to use large equipment to remove snow and ice buildup to improve the condition of a road.

At times it is absolutely necessary to temporarily block intersections and roads for cleaning to ensure the safety of the public. These roads are only blocked or slowed for long enough to get them cleared. It is always a good idea to allow extra time when travelling so that you can adjust for changing road conditions and cleanup efforts after an event.

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1. Which entity is responsible for my road?
2. My car got towed during a snow event, why?
3. How many vehicles and personnel are involved in snow removal?
4. Why is there a snow plow parked somewhere instead of plowing?
5. What can I do to support the county's plowing effort?
6. Can Lincoln County tow my car out of the ditch?
7. Why are gravel roads sometimes left unplowed?
8. Why can't you plow my road now?
9. Can I push my snow into the roadway for the snowplow to clear?
10. Can you tell me exactly when my road will be plowed?
11. Why don't the trucks plow and salt on the way to their routes?
12. Why do you sometimes salt instead of plow, or plow instead of salt?
13. I have a medical condition. Can you plow my road in case there is an emergency and an ambulance needs to get through?
14. When I called the Highway Department number to find out about conditions, the line was busy.
15. The plow hit my mailbox during the last snow event. What can I do? Who can I contact about this?
16. The plow was hitting my car with sand while I was following it. What can I do about this?
17. Why does the plow roll through a stop sign?
18. Why is the plow moving so slowly?
19. Why are the operators blocking intersections and roads to clear snow?