Private Snow Removal Onto County
Attention Property Owners
Property owners piling snow high along
roadways and shoulders or pushing it to
opposite side of the street can cause
hazardous conditions for motorists, and
the Houghton County Road Commission
warns that it's also against the law.
The Houghton County Road Commission has
received numerous complaints of snow
being pushed out into roadways and
shoulders in Houghton County.
This practice causes hazardous driving
conditions for motorists by narrowing
the roadway, reducing visibility and
building drifts at certain locations.
It also causes an unsuspecting plow or
grader driver to swing out into oncoming
traffic; and has even broken axles and
wing assemblies on our vehicles.
Violators leave themselves open to fines
and lawsuits for public liability and
All property owners
and persons hired to remove snow are
responsible for maintaining safe traffic
conditions and preventing careless