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Posted on: November 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Linn County Unveils Track-a-Plow Website

A snowplow with text that says Track-a-plow

Linn County residents can now see the locations of Linn County snowplows during snow events. This new, online program uses AVL (automated vehicle location) technology to provide current and historical locations of snowplows on Linn County’s secondary roads. The Track-a-Plow website is updated approximately every five minutes during a snow event using AVL technology on each snowplow and motor grader.

“We are excited to launch this program and provide this service to the public,” said Linn County Engineer Brad Ketels. “Linn County residents and visitors can go to our website and see the progress of snow removal in their area and use that information to plan their travel routes.”

Visit the Track-a-Plow website.


Prioritizing Snow Routes

Snow removal routes on Linn County secondary roads are prioritized by traffic count and road surface. All hard surface roads in the Linn County secondary road system are priority routes during and following snow events. There are 30 priority routes served by 30 truck snowplows and plow operators. Standard routes include all priority routes as well as all other secondary roads in Linn County. Linn County has approximately 1,200 miles of secondary roads, which is roughly the equivalent of driving from Linn County to Nashville and back.

Linn County’s snow and ice ordinance establishes all county roads as snow routes. Parking or leaving vehicles in the right-of-way is prohibited for any reason following snowfalls exceeding one inch, or freezing rain in any amount, until 48 hours after the roads have been plowed and/or are no longer blowing shut due to drifted snow and County snow removal operations are completed, with the roads fully open to traffic. Please help snowplow drivers keep the roads clear by not parking on county roads following a snowfall or ice storm.

Maps of the snow routes and Linn County’s snow and ice ordinance and policy are available on Linn County’s website LinnCountyIowa.gov or at the Engineer’s Office, 1888 County Home Road, Marion. 


Hours of Operation

Regular hours of snow removal operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Hours may be extended during a snow event to 4 a.m.-6 p.m.

Road crews may be called in during weekends to plow snow at the discretion of the County engineer or designee, but even on the weekends, the maximum hours of operation are 4 a.m.–6 p.m. Linn County does not operate outside of these maximum hours of operation except in the case of assisting emergency personnel or a declared emergency by the Board of Supervisors or Governor.


Get Notified

Linn County provides text and email updates when it responds to snow events. Subscribe to receive updates by visiting LinnCountyIowa.gov/NotifyMe


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