Mowing crews are back to work in Lane County

It's mowing season for Lane County crews who are out and about clearing rights of way and ditches. (SBG).

LANE COUNTY, Ore. - It's mowing season for Lane County crews who are out and about clearing rights of way and ditches.

Every summer, crews cut grass and brush, and the vegetation supervisor says that the main reason is due to safety. For one, it gives drivers a clear line of sight on the road and from their driveways. Secondly, it reduces fire risk.

"Towards the middle to the end of summer, everything is getting real dry and having that fuel on the side of the road is not a benefit for anybody," said Chad McBride, the Vegetation Crew Supervisor. "If we can get that down on the ground that really helps out."

The mowing will continue through September, and they ask homeowners to make sure they don't have fences, mailboxes, rocks or plants blocking rights of way. That makes things difficult for mowers and slows down the process.


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