MnDOT reminds public not to push snow into streets or right-of-ways

MnDOT is sending its yearly reminder that it is illegal to push snow on or next to a public highway or street.

“Placing snow on or near a public road creates hazards, including drainage problems, drifting, sight obstruction and unsafe access,” said Paul Konickson, Assistant District Engineer – Operations.

“Keep crosswalks, intersections, entrances and exits clean and unobstructed.”

Minnesota law and many local ordinances prohibit the plowing, blowing, shoveling, or otherwise placing of snow onto public roads or sidewalks. This includes the ditch and right-of-way area along the roads.

MnDOT maintenance crews in District 2 maintain over 3,900 miles of state highways in northwestern Minnesota.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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