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Reminder To Remove Illegal Hay Bales From The Right Of Way
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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Contact: Jason Humphrey, Construction and Maintenance Engineer, 605-773-3571



Reminder To Remove Illegal Hay Bales From The Right of Way



PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds landowners that hay remaining in highway ditches after Oct. 1 is deemed illegal.


Anyone wishing to claim ownership of illegal bales must obtain a permit from the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Those permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and allow permit holders to take ownership of any illegal baled hay.


Permits are available at Department of Transportation area offices in the following communities: Aberdeen, Belle Fourche, Custer, Huron, Mitchell, Mobridge, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Winner, and Yankton. Phone numbers can be found on the website at http://www.sddot.com/dot/region/Default.aspx


The Department of Transportation will remove or authorize removal of any hay bales remaining in the public right-of-way after Oct. 31.


For more information, contact Jason Humphrey at 605-773-3571.


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