Residents are reminded that it is illegal to deposit snow on or next to a public highway or street.
Minnesota law and many local rules prohibit plowing, blowing, shoveling or placing snow on public roads, ditches or the right-of-way area along roads. Violations are considered misdemeanors, but civil penalties also apply if the placement of snow creates a hazard. The civil liability can extend to both the property owner and the person who placed the snow. Minnesota Department of Transportation crews plow and maintain about 12,000 miles of state highways and interstates. For updated information on road conditions, call 511 or visit: www.511mn.org.