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Hay Must Be Removed From State Highway Right Of Way
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265


Hay Must Be Removed From State Highway Right Of Way 


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation requests the cooperation of all farmers and ranchers in removing processed hay from the highway right of way.


State regulations require that hay be removed from the right of way within 30 days of being processed, but no later than Oct. 1.


Removing hay bales from the highway right of way is an important safety consideration for motorists.


Bales or stacks of hay can be safety hazards for vehicles forced off roads. They also can restrict a driver’s sight distance in some cases, and hay left in road ditches late in the year can cause snow to pile up across highways.


For more information, contact Jason Humphrey at 605-773-3571. 


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