Why does the plow truck drive past with its plow up?
There can be several reasons that the plow truck does not have its plow down.

- The operator is traveling to the section they are responsible for maintaining.
- The operator could be traveling to or from the shop for repairs.
- The operator needs more sand/salt.
- Light snowfall may only require salting therefore the plow will not be used.

If they are traveling on CTH Q, STH 164, STH 167, STH 175, CTH CC, or certain miles of Pioneer Road those roads are maintained by Washington County and/or the Town of Polk. A full list of roads maintained by the Village can be obtained via the Richfield website.
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1. Why does the plow truck drive past with its plow up?
2. Why is the plow operator using sand and not salt?
3. Why is my road the last to be plowed?
4. Why has the plow operator left a large amount of snow in my driveway and in front of my mailbox, so I can’t get out of my driveway, or to my mailbox? When will they come back to clean this up?
5. My mailbox was damaged by the snowplow. What do I do?
6. Why is it I never see a snowplow during a winter storm?
7. I once saw a snow plow parked in a gas station, or in the shop parking lot during a bad snowstorm. Why was it there instead of on the streets working?
8. Who is responsible for plowing state and county roads?