St. Croix County issues snow removal reminder
State law prohibits individuals from pushing snow or other materials onto or across highways from private driveways. Such activity can cause accidents and injuries and may create potential safety concerns for the traveling public and may impede the snow and ice removal process.
Furthermore, laws state that snow shall not be stored in any manner, which will obstruct or limit vehicular or pedestrian vision, movement, or access.
St. Croix County ordinances prohibit obstruction of vision clearance triangles at intersections. Placing mailboxes away from driveways and intersections helps to avoid vision restricting snow banks in late winter, and helps to avoid damage to a mailbox. The nearest part of a mailbox should not be closer to traffic than the shoulder line, with box and base strong enough to withstand wind, flying snow and slush from traffic and snowplows. It is also important that residents keep their mailboxes clear of snow and visible.
Avoid penalty and liability, and cooperate toward safer highways. The St. Croix County Highway Department, and St. Croix County towns and villages, cooperate with the County Sheriff's Office and the County Highway Safety Commission to enforce these laws.