Illinois winters can be brutal. One the average, McHenry County receives about 34 inches of snow per year.
During the winter of 2009-2010, McHenry County received 42.9 inches of snow. In 2010-2011, we received 48 inches.
In an effort to reduce the costs of installing snow fence along McHenry County highways, the McHenry County Division of Transportation (McDOT) has initiated a program to annually purchase standing corn rows from area farmers to serve as snow fences adjacent to sections of highway that have a history of blowing and drifting snow. Click below for a brochure with additional details about our program as well as an application form if you are interested in participating.