PIERRE, South Dakota — Any hay remaining in South Dakota highway ditches after Thursday will be considered illegal.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will remove or authorize the removal of any illegal hay bales remaining in the public right of way after Thursday.
Transportation officials say anyone who wants to claim ownership of illegal bales must get a permit from the state agency. Those permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and allow people to take ownership of any illegal hay bales.
Permits are available at Transportation Department offices in Aberdeen, Belle Fourche, Custer, Huron, Mitchell, Mobridge, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Winner and Yankton.