January Blizzard: Some counties decide to pull plows off roads

Some counties pulling plows off roads, others working in a limited capacity

Posted: Jan 18, 2020 9:07 AM
Updated: Jan 18, 2020 2:41 PM

The Worth County Sheriff's Office said plows are being pulled off the roads and won't be back out until Sunday morning at 4 a.m.

Freeborn County issued the following statement:

"Freeborn County is in a blizzard warning until 6pm this evening. Iowa and MN officials are advising no travel in the blizzard warning areas. Freeborn County plows are working in a very limited capacity during this time and if the conditions improve a bit, they'll plow more as weather permits.We appreciate everyone staying home and keeping yourself and first responders out of danger."

Mitchell Co. snowplows have been pulled from the roads for the rest of Saturday. The state snowplows are still out plowing.

In Dodge County, authorities issued the following statement:

"Dodge County MN Highway Dept. are pulling their plows... it’s a losing battle with the wind. Please stay home, these conditions are just not safe to be out in, though winds are expected to die down by evening hours. The roads are becoming very icy and drifted."

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