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Gravel roads may not be plowed, county says

Crow Wing County gravel roads, including those within the Unorganized Territory, may not be initially plowed after the recent snow. Allowing these gravel surfaces to thoroughly freeze and accumulate a base layer of snow is a strategic decision in...

Crow Wing County gravel roads, including those within the Unorganized Territory, may not be initially plowed after the recent snow.

Allowing these gravel surfaces to thoroughly freeze and accumulate a base layer of snow is a strategic decision intended to protect the soft surfaces from snow plow damage.

A protective layer of compacted snow locks the surfacing in place and helps prevent costly aggregate loss, a news release states. During these initial snowfalls, asphalt-paved roadways will see no reduction in the level of service. Once the protective base layer is achieved, the level of service for all county and Unorganized Territory gravel roads will return to normal.

Sign up for text and email alerts at www.crowwing.us/list.aspx to stay current with Crow Wing County snow plowing operations.

Visit www.crowwing.us/index.aspx?nid=171 or call the highway department office at 218-824-1110 for more information.

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