Lee residents urged not to blow, plow snow in roads

Published Feb 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

TOWN OF LEE — Problems with people plowing or blowing snow from driveways onto public roads, which can cause issues for town plow trucks or other drivers, were cited by town Highway Superintendent William Baker.

Baker on Tuesday urged private plowers and residents blowing snow not to leave it in the road, noting that the practice can be reported to police and can be subject to fines.

A lot of private plowers have been leaving “one foot of snow or so in the road,” Baker commented.

When the snow freezes, hitting it with a vehicle can “throw you right off the road” even for town plow trucks, the longtime highway supervisor
explained.

Baker said he has talked to local law enforcement personnel about the concerns.