Snow removal efforts prompt warnings
In an effort to streamline snow removal, the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is responding to complaints about people pushing snow from private property on to public roads.
Deputies say state law makes it a misdemeanor to place any obstruction in any ditch, stream, or public road. The violation is punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a fine up to $300.
The Sheriff’s Office said shoveling, pushing, or blowing snow into the road can create a traffic hazard. In addition to misdemeanor penalties, people could also be held liable for damages.
Deputies are also asking people to remove parked vehicles alongside county roads that could be causing problems for Road and Bridge crews working to clear roads.
They say some vehicles will be tagged. Vehicles that are not currently registered or are inoperable can be towed at the owner’s expense.