South Dakota DOT: Hay must be removed from highway right of way no later than Oct. 1


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PIERRE, South Dakota — The South Dakota Department of Transportation is reminding farmers and ranchers to remove all processed hay from the highway right of way.

The agency says state regulations require that hay be removed from the right of way within 30 days of being processed, but no later than Oct. 1.

Officials say the bales or stacks can be a safety hazard for vehicles forced to leave the road. They say the stacks can also restrict a driver's sight distance in some cases.

The agency says hay left in the road ditches late in the year can also cause snowdrifts across the highway.

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