Cattle Drive Near Hustisford May Affect Sunday Morning Traffic

11/11/17 – Motorists traveling in the Hustisford/Lebanon area Sunday morning will need to be on the lookout for a cattle drive. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the drive will begin on Thrush road in the Town of Lebanon. The route will include Bluebird Road to County R, north through Hustisford, then north on County E to County S, and east on Count S for about a half mile to a farm. There will be roughly 50 head of cattle driven by 15 cattlemen who will also be handling traffic control in the area with other staff. Schmidt says the cattle drive is being done against the advice of his office due to the distance involved. Warnings have been given to the owner of the cattle regarding potential damage and traffic issues surrounding the drive. Schmidt is reminding motorists of the correct procedure when approaching a cattle drive. State Statute says that a motor vehicle operator must yield right of way to livestock being driven over or along a highway but owners of the livestock must use reasonable care to open the roadway for traffic. Residents are encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at 920-386-3726 if any issues arise that requires law enforcement. Sunday’s cattle drive is expected to last around four to five hours.