Alton issues reminder on snow obstruction

ALTON — The town of Alton Highway Department has issued a reminder to homeowners shoveling out their driveways not to throw the snow back out into the road, because the snow gets piled up and becomes a speed bump, creating a hazardous situation for travelers.

A town regulation makes it unlawful for any person to put, place, or cause to put or place any snow or ice upon the surface of the traveled portion of any class V highway or public sidewalk. The penalty is $25 for the first violation and $50 for any repeat offenses. A homeowner is responsible, should there be an accident caused by placng snow or ice on the highway.