SNOW REMOVAL REMINDER

Section 346.94(5), Wis. Stat. states that no person may place or cause to be placed upon any highway any substance that is or may be injurious to any vehicle. A pile of icy, packed snow certainly fits that description. Section 346.95(3)states that the penalty is $50 for each offense. The town can request the county sheriff’s department to cite people for violation of the state law. However,a warning letter or notice will be sent to the property owner before referring the person to the sheriff’s department. Also note that Wis. Stat. § 86.022 makes it a misdemeanor punishable by fine to place any obstruction in a road ditch. This means that property owners should not be filling town ditches with compacted snow that will not allow drainage.