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Illegal to push snow onto road or road right-of-way To Publications / Articles - Illegal to push snow onto road or road right-of-way

Posted 12/12/23

Please be aware that pushing snow or other materials onto or across highways is illegal. Ridges, ice, and other materials left by this action can cause damage, accidents and even death.  Piling snow in the right-of-way can damage snowplow wings and jeopardize the safety of snowplow drivers and others. You can be held responsible for damages caused by these actions.

These activities are prohibited by Wisconsin state law statute 346.94(5), “PLACING INJURIOUS SUBSTANCE ON HIGHWAY. No person shall place or cause to be placed upon a highway any foreign substance which is or may be injurious to any vehicle or part thereof.”  Town of Lomira Ordinance Chapter 17 also states that “Snow or ice removed from private property shall not be stored in any manner that will obstruct or limit vehicular or pedestrian vision, movement or access, or in any way make Town rights-of-way unsafe.” 

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation as we work together to keep our roads safe and plowed this winter season!