Snow & Ice

The pushing of snow and other materials onto or across the highway, or into the public right-of-way, from side roads and driveways is prohibited by Wisconsin Statutes 86.01, 86.07, and/or 346.94. Doing so may create potential safety concerns for the traveling public and may impede the snow and ice removal process. Furthermore, snow shall not be stored in any manner which will obstruct or limit vehicular or pedestrian vision, movement, or access. If the Highway Department becomes aware of a violation, the property owner may be subject to a fine.

Obstruction of vision clearance triangles at intersections is prohibited by 86.191 of State Statutes and by Sections 4.22 of the County Zoning Ordinance. Placing mailboxes away from driveways and intersections helps to avoid vision restricting snowbanks in late winter, and helps to avoid damage to your mailbox. The nearest part of your 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. Avoid penalty and liability, and cooperate towards safer highways. The life you save may be your own.