What NOT to do with Snow

Do not shovel, plow, push or throw your driveway snow onto the public (or private) roadway out front as this will create a hazardous surface when traffic passes over it. And don’t try to push it all the way to the other side. That would likely create a narrowed area in the road at that location so it’ll be dangerous for vehicles traveling in opposite directions to pass there. (Be sure your plowing contractor** honors these restrictions too; you’re responsible for his actions).

A note of caution is in order. Please be extremely careful when working next to the roadway—especially when snowplowing operations are in progress.

The following information will help residents to understand the snow removal policy and what is expected from them

  • Ensure your mailbox is installed properly. Mailboxes installed too low or too close to pavement edge are susceptible to being struck by plow wings. Please believe our drivers hate hitting mailboxes. We will only replace boxes that are struck by our vehicles. Boxes knocked over by the wash of snow are your responsibility. Please contact your local post office for the correct measurements if you are unsure.
  • Do not throw snow from walkways or driveways onto the road. Most people don't know this, but it's actually against the law. Michigan State Law (1949 P.A. 300, as amended MCLA 257.677a) states: A person shall not deposit, or cause to be deposited, snow, ice or slush on any roadway or highway.
  • Please clear all your vehicle windows before travel. See and be seen. Slow down a little when in the area of snow removal operations. Like you, plowmen have blind spots when they drive. See and be seen. Working together we can make this and every snow removal season a great success

Michigan winters can be very difficult and presents the Livingston County Road Commission with one of its greatest challenges. Often snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain and rain create difficult and hazardous driving conditions. The Road Commission takes great pride in meeting those challenges head on. The goal is to provide the safest and most efficient snow routes and removal possible.

It is the hope of the Livingston County Road Commission to work in conjunction with all residents to make our community a safer place to live and work. Additional information about Michigan State Law (1949 P.A. 300, as amended MCLA 257.677a) can be obtained by visiting http://www.legislature.mi.gov.

**Please note contractors should be aware that Michigan State Law (1949 P.A. 300, as amended MCLA 257.717) does not allow the total outside width of a vehicle or the load on a vehicle to exceed 96 inches, except as otherwise provided (permitted). Weighmasters and local law enforcement officers have been very diligent in enforcement.