The Wyoming Department of Transportation recently issued a reminder for businesses and property owners that snow removed from property adjacent to a state highway cannot be pushed onto the highway - or public roads.
Wyoming statute 35-10-401 states that it is against the law for individuals or companies to obstruct public roads or highways. Public Involvement Specialist for WYDOT, Ronda Holwell, says in a media release that some individuals have plowed their parking lots or driveways and pushed the snow onto a state highway.
While it might be an easy way to get rid of your snow, Holwell says it can cost you. Because pushing snow on highways or public roads can create an obstruction or potential safety hazard for drivers, she says it can result in a fine of up to $100.
Holwell says she welcomes questions about snow removal activities from the public. You can contact her at 674-2300.