Planting season has started and travelers will see an increase of farm equipment traveling the roads, especially in rural areas. Please slow down well before you approach the equipment and only pass where legal and safe to do so.
Farm equipment has a legal right to operate on our roads and in most cases they will not pull over because of liability issues. Drivers are advised to be patient, and pass with extreme caution. It is possible you’ll encounter farm equipment late into the night as farmers will work into the night trying to get their fields planted while the weather is suitable for planting.
The good news is, when farm equipment is planting, you know we might not see snow for a couple of months!!!! Hopefully…. – Jay Matteson, Jefferson County Ag (NY)