With the onset of winter, Livingston County Road Commission would like to remind homeowners and those in the snow removal business of the Michigan State Law (1949 P.A. 300, as amended MCLA 257.677a) that prohibits depositing snow, ice or slush on any roadway or highway. This happens frequently when plow operators push snow across the road or along the shoulder adjacent to driveways. Compliance with the law provides a safer roadway for our community during inclement weather.
Our plows sometimes push snow onto driveways as the snow leaves the plow and we really don’t have a choice. We know that it’s frustrating to shovel your driveway and then have the plow come by and push snow back at the base. Although we’d like to minimize the problem, there is no “efficient” way to plow the roadway so that your driveway remains snow free.
One way to assure that minimal snow will be piled in your driveway entrance is to follow the diagram provided here (click to enlarge).
Remember, it is hazardous and illegal to shovel or blow snow onto any public roadway once the road has been plowed. All shoveled or blown snow should be piled in your yard. Please follow the suggestion below to minimize windrows in your driveway opening.