The Winnebago County Secondary Road Department is responsible for snow removal and application of salt and sand.  Click here for the County’s snow removal ordinance establishing policy for winter maintenance.


Snow Removal Operations:  Every Day; 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Winnebago County is divided into 17 routes for snow removal, each of which is primarily cleared by one equipment operator.  Sand and salt may be applied in strategic locations on paved roads at the discretion of the department to improve driving conditions.

The 150 paved miles are split between 7 operators driving yellow tandem axle dump trucks equipped with front plows, belly scrapers, and wing plows.

The 600 gravel miles are split between 10 operators driving motor graders equipped with V-plows.

To Serve You Better

During snow removal operations, property owners are encouraged to pile snow in locations other than the road, driveways, or ditches. For some helpful tips click here.

The department strives to maintain safety and efficiency within their operations and cooperation from the public is paramount to success.  Notice is regularly published to alert property owners.


From time to time, mailboxes are damaged during snow removal operations by contact with a plow blade or by the impact of thrown snow.  Regrettably, damaged mailboxes are unavoidable, but the mailbox will be repaired or replaced by the County once snow removal operations are complete.  Click here to review the County’s mailbox replacement policy.