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Limited Plowing Ability for Late Winter Storms

May 08, 2019 06:46PM ● By Editor

Media Release from the Cook County Highway Department - May 8, 2019

Cook County is included in the latest Winter Storm warning with a potential for snow and gusting winds, tonight into Thursday. 

The Highway Department will respond to road conditions as efficiently and effectively as possible; however, some of the winter fleet has already been transitioned to spring operations. Four graders and five plows remain operational for winter maintenance, but will take a longer than with the full fleet. 

The County also has limited ability to plow gravel roads due to road restrictions. 

Cook County thanks residents for their patience. Drivers are encouraged to use extra caution if traveling during the winter storm. Highway condition updates are available at


Valerie Marasco 
Director – Emergency Management & Public Information 
218-387-5366 or [email protected]


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