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Keep your snow off the road, or it'll cost you


Be careful where you put your snow.  If it ends up in the wrong place it could cost you.

The City of Niles is now ticketing people who dump their snow on public roadways.  City Administrator Richard Huff said they've tried just warning people but that's not working.

Now if you are shoving snow off your property you'll be fined $185.

Huff said the extra snow in the roads is causing problems for the city's plows.  "It can cause our trucks to lose control, it can cause drivers to be jostled around inside the trucks, it can cause damage to the equipment and it's just all around a dangerous thing to do."

The City of Dowagiac said they are having the same problem.  They also want to remind residents it is against the law to put snow on a public road.

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