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Weather Closures

Unfortunately, it sometimes becomes necessary to close roads due to climatic conditions.


    Nathan F. Schwartz, DeKalb County Engineer, has announced that due to the “spring freeze/thaw” cycle, County crews will have signs posted by the end of the day on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The posting will become effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The posting limits are 8,000 pounds per axle for single tired vehicles, 11,000 pounds per axle for duals with a maximum gross weight of 33,000 pounds on designated roads. If conditions permit, allowances may be made during which movements will be allowed during certain hours. To find out if there are any “windows” on a particular day, citizens may call 24 hours a day at (815) 756-9513 for that information. Postings will remain in effect until the frost is out of the ground and the roads have settled down. By Ordinance the roads can only be posted for a period 90 days in any given 12 month period for the spring freeze/thaw cycle. -3/12/19


For road conditions the public can call the following:


All DeKalb County Roads:-Recorded message
815-899-0727 -Sheriff's Office
DeKalb County Roads Only
815-756-9513 -County Highway Department
State Highways:

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The DeKalb County Highway Department reminds all people traveling the roads when snow plow trucks are working, to maintain a reasonable distance from the trucks. The large trucks can not see smaller vehicles behind them and, under snowplowing conditions, may have to stop unexpectedly and/or back up quickly. Additionally, when trucks are spreading salt, the public should exercise caution when approaching and/or passing the plow truck. While every effort is made by the drivers to not damage vehicles during salting operations, it unfortunately may happen. We ask that you actively help us perform our jobs more efficiently and effectively during snow removal operations. This will also aid the public in their movements along roads during such times. When it does become necessary to ask the general public to refrain from using roads during extreme weather conditions, again, we caution you that request is presented for the public’s benefit. Please give serious consideration to those warnings and travel under restricted conditions only if absolutely necessary.

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Most County Offices will close at noon on Friday April 19, 2019

County offices will reopen on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Please check with individual offices for office hours.