City officials warn against dumping snow on roadways

The City of Houghton is asking citizens to find alternate ways to remove snow from this year’s extreme winter storms.

Officials say that some residents are illegally placing snow into the city right-of-ways or directly on roadways.  Doing so makes snow removal difficult for the city.

It is also a violation of a city ordinance, which could result in a $50 civil infraction ticket.

The city advises that community members who have run out of room for snow to contact a snow removal contractor.