The Big Stone County Sheriff’s Office urges motorists to use caution while traveling on roadways this spring. Reports of barricades that have blown over or completely blown away as a result of high wind have been received. The sheriff says this makes it less likely a driver will notice a road closure or other hazard.
The sheriff also cautions motorists to be especially observant in areas where water is on or close to encroaching a roadway or where a road has sagged or settled lower than the rest of the road.
Moving water can also unexpectedly compromise roadways, especially in low areas or at culverts. Road crews are working to assess and address areas with culverts that have become compromised.
Attention is also advised at culvert locations, where larger stones are exposed and the fine gravel has been removed from the road by moving water, and in areas where a collapse of the road immediately adjacent to the road has occurred.
If you encounter a compromised road, contact Big Stone County Highway Supervisor Darby Karsky at 320.808.5743 or the Big Stone County Sheriffs Office at 320.839.3558.