Snow Removal and Announcements
Lake County Highway Department
In order to not compete with private business, the Lake County Highway Department will no longer be providing emergency snowplowing services.
DO NOT PUT SNOW ON ROADS!!
According to the Lake County Highway Department, depositing snow in any fashion onto a County Road is illegal and punishable as a misdemeanor under Minnesota Statute 160.27 and various local ordinances which prohibit plowing, shoveling, blowing or placing snow onto public roadways.
Lake County Highway Department also cautions that the act of placing snow onto a public roadway can subject a person to a civil liability if a road hazard, such as a slippery area, frozen rut or bump, occurs and causes a traffic accident. This civil liability can extend to both the property owner and the person who actually placed the snow onto the driveway.
Lake County Highway Department asks all citizens to obey these rules which are designed to keep Minnesota’s 131,100 miles of streets, roads and highways safe during winter months.
Krysten Foster, Lake County Highway Engineer