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Per the Sibley County Snow and Ice Removal Policy:
The County's goal is to have all routes passable when reasonably possible after the snowfall has stopped. The higher traffic volume roads will receive higher priority for snow and ice control operations. The decision to plow or sand will be made by the Public Works Director and the Highway Maintenance Manager based on the following guidelines:
The county is staffed for one shift of snow and ice removal. The standard early start time is 5 am. Factors that often delay snow and ice removal include; severe cold, strong winds, and limited visibility.The staff and department budgets do not allow for 24-hour coverage.
No travel advisories issued by the State Patrol and/or the Sheriff also apply to the county snow and ice removal crews.
The county plows County State Aid Highways (CSAH) and County Roads (CR). View a map of our snow plow routes (PDF).
The county does not assure a completely bare road and will not sand entire sections of roadway. Sanding is done at problem locations such as hills, curves, intersections and bridges.
Mailboxes and fences damaged during snow removal are evaluated case by case.
Only those mailboxes and fences that were properly located and installed, and which were damaged by actual contact with county equipment will be repaired at the county's expense.
County staff may assist stranded motorists by contacting law enforcement and/or emergency personnel. The county will not attempt to remove a stuck vehicle except to eliminate a safety hazard.