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Putting snow on a City right-of-way could net you a fine

04-Feb-2011

City of Saint John crews are working diligently to keep streets and sidewalks passable for our citizens. Putting the snow removed from driveways and walkways onto the right-of-ways is a violation of the City By-Law “A By-Law Relating to the Public Streets in The City of Saint John and to Prevent Certain Nuisances in the said City” with a penalty of between $200 and $500.

“We would like to have the cooperation of property owners and private snow plow operators,” says Kevin Rice, Deputy Commissioner of Municipal Operations. “Don’t place the snow from your property onto City sidewalks and streets. We work hard to keep the streets and sidewalks safe, and snow pushed onto an otherwise clear street could cause an accident.”

Snow plowed from a driveway onto a sidewalk will force pedestrians onto a street. Additional snow placed on sidewalks and streets slows down or prevents the clearing of public infrastructure, which impacts pedestrians and motorists and increases the cost to provide these City services.

The City of Saint John appreciates the cooperation of its citizens in placing snow away from City right-of-ways during this unusually heavy snow accumulation.

To learn more about the City’s Winter Management Plan, visit saintjohn.ca/winter or call 658-4455.