Division of Transportation - Joseph R. Korpalski, Director of Transportation

Living Snow Fence Program

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Illinois winters can be brutal.  One the average, McHenry County receives about 34 inches of snow per year. Living Snow Fence
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.

Living Snow Fence Brochure
Living Snow Fence Form