Snow plowing and ice control guidelines for state maintained
To tame winter storms, Wisconsin's county highway departments
plow and provide ice control on all state and US-numbered highways,
and the Interstate system. This
arrangement is unique to Wisconsin and for more than 85 years has
provided efficient and cost effective winter service for all Wisconsinites.
The following explanations and links are intended to provide you with insight into Wisconsin's snowplowing guidelines.
hour service page contains a map and text listing that shows
which highways are maintained for 18 or 24
hours a day during a winter storm event.
roadways page details the level of effort, during a winter
storm event, that different categories of highways receive.
priorities page provides information about what order the
counties typically follow when plowing roadways.
plowing brochure page shows
the winter brochure that was created and distributed when the
plowing guidelines were revised in the fall of 2002. The
brochure is no longer in print but the map showing the roadway
categories is updated every winter and available for printing
off the Web page.