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November 9, 2012 - HIGHWAY OBSTRUCTIONS

NOTICE

Highway Obstructions in Oconto County


PUSHING SNOW OR OTHER MATERIALS ONTO OR ACROSS HIGHWAYS FROM PRIVATE DRIVEWAYS CAN CAUSE ACCIDENT AND DEATH, AND IS PROHIBITED BY WISCONSIN STATUTES 86.1, AND/OR 346.94 (5).

Obstruction of vision clearance triangles at intersections is prohibited by 86.191 of State Statutes and by Sections 14.410 of the County Zoning Ordinance. Placing mailboxes away from driveways and intersections helps to avoid vision-restricting snowbanks in late winter, and helps to avoid damage to your mailbox. The nearest part of your mailbox should not be closer to traffic than the shoulder line, with box and base strong enough to withstand wind, flying snow and slush from traffic and snowplows.

Avoid penalty and liability, and cooperate towards safer highways. The life you save may be your own. Oconto County Highway Department cooperates with the County Sheriff’s Office, and the County Highway Safety Commission to enforce these laws.


BY ORDER OF THE OCONTO COUNTY

HIGHWAY COMMITTEE

Patrick J. Scanlan,

Highway Commissioner
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