Bryan Tolifson, maintenance supervisor for the Stevens County Highway Department reminds county residents that depositing snow onto a public, road, street or highway illegal. The act of placing snow, even pushing snow off your driveway into the ditch can subject a person to liability if a road hazard such as a slippery areas, frozen rut or bump occurs and causes a traffic accident, Tolifson said in a news release.

The county wants all citizens to obey the snow law misdemeanor Minnesota Statute 160.27 which is established to keep streets, roads and highways safe during winter months,Tolifson said in the news release.