When Cleaning Your Driveway
The Iowa Code prohibits the pushing of snow from yards and driveways across the road leaving deposits of snow on the roadway. Anyone who does this may be held liable for accidents caused because of the snow. In addition to being a County Infraction and a hazard, such piled snow on the road and snow pushed into the ditches can be the cause of future blocked roads because of blowing snow drifting beyond the pile.
A County Infraction under Iowa Code section 331.307 is a civil offense punishable by a civil penalty of not more than $500 unless it is a repeat offense for which the penalty is not more than $750.
The Black Hawk County Engineer requests your assistance in keeping our roadways safe and cleared of snow. Please comply with this ordinance.
Thank you for your cooperation in this very important matter.