Linn County snow & ice ordinance for secondary roads
The complete Linn County snow and ice ordinance is available on Linn County’s website or at the Engineer’s Office, 1888 County Home Road, Marion.
Important points of the ordinance include:
- Regular hours of operation for the Secondary Road Department are Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. These hours may be extended during a snow event to 4 a.m. - 6 p.m. If it snows more than one inch on a Saturday or Sunday, 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.
- Linn County does not have a bare or dry pavement policy. Salt and sand are applied to hard surfaced roads to provide grit and help clear the surface when practicable, particularly on hills, curves and intersections.
- Hard surface roads are given priority during and following snow events.
- Rock roads are opened to one-lane travel as soon as practicable during regular county operating hours. We attempt to open rock roads to travel within two or three days following the snow event; this is not always possible during heavy snow with wind.
Linn County provides updates to its response to snow events through the Notify Me service on the county’s website. To receive the updates via email or text message, visit www.linncounty.org/notifyme to subscribe.