The North Dakota Department of Transportation
(NDDOT) and the North Dakota Highway Patrol
(NDHP) are requesting that landowners not push snow into rights-of way and
ditches on state highways. This practice can exaggerate the drifting problems
experienced on state highways. These drifts can create obstructions for
motorists. State law prohibits a person from obstructing, or causing to be
obstructed, any public highway or right-of-way.
Landowners are asked not to push snow within
the limits of the right-of-way which includes the roadway, ditch bottom, and
backslope of the roadway.