Reminder issued on snow removal
WILLMAR - With the arrival of winter, the Kandiyohi County Public Works Department has issued a reminder to the public that it is unlawful to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street.
Snow that is Improperly placed on or near a public road can create hazards, including slippery areas, drifting, sight obstructions, unsafe access, and drainage problems.
Violation of the state statute on snow placement can result in a misdemeanor charge and a possible fine.
If snow pushed into or across a road creates a hazard that contributes to a motor vehicle or pedestrian crash, civil liability also can extend to both the property owner and the person who placed the snow.