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Following complaints, authorities in northern WI remind residents to not plow snow across roads

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A city snowplow helps clear roads north of downtown Flagstaff, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. A powerful storm making its way east from California is threatening major disruptions during the year’s busiest travel weekend, as forecasters warned that intensifying snow and ice could thwart millions across the country hoping to get home after Thanksgiving. The storm has already killed at least one person and shut down highways in the western U.S., stranding drivers in California and prompting authorities in Arizona to plead with travelers to wait out the weather before attempting to travel. (Cody Bashore/Arizona Daily Sun via AP)

(WFRV) – After the sheriff’s office received some complaints of snow being plowed into the roadways, authorities in northern Wisconsin are reminding people it is against the law.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office says that they have received some complaints regarding people plowing or pushing snow onto the roadways.

In a Facebook post, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office shared a picture from the Florence County Highway Department reminding what the laws are when it comes to plowing snow across public roads.

Chapters 86.01, 86.07, and 346.94(5) prohibits this action. Snow left in ridges, rows or piles on the roadway/highway or shoulders can cause accidents, injury and damage to vehicles. Homeowners/Business Owners are responsible for this, even if you hire someone to plow for you. Violators could be fined $200.50.

Florence County Highway Department

Back in early Dec., the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office also reminded residents to not push snow into the road, as a county plow truck was damaged.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office also posted that they are no longer selling their ‘yellow’ garbage bags. They mention that they are looking at other fundraising options.

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