Wisconsin state statute 346.94 (5), (7), applies to miscellaneous prohibited act of placing injurious substances on a roadway. The section reads, “No person shall place or cause to be placed upon a roadway any foreign substance which is or may be injurious to any vehicle or part thereof.”
This language applies to plowing or blowing snow from driveways onto or across county, state. Or town roadways. This practice is illegal and dangerous to passing motorist. In addition, town owned snow removal equipment may be damaged upon impact with the compacted snow or ice ridges left behind.
This letter is an official notice to stop the current practices being utilized for your snow removal operations. Failure to comply with this request will result in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Dept or the Wisconsin State Patrol being notified and a possible citation being issued for each occurrence.
You may contact the Town of Hawthorne’s Town Garage at (715) 374-3130 with any questions on this matter.