FULTON, NY – The Fulton Police Department wants to remind people NOT to deposit snow/ice in the streets.
With the poor weather and daily snow accumulations over the past month, many residents are running out of places to put the snow.
There have been reports of snow being plowed, blown and shoveled into the street.
Placing snow/ice in the roadway creates a hazardous condition for vehicular traffic, which are forced to drive into or around the obstacle.
Further, Fulton City Code Section 147-11 prohibits depositing substances, including snow, which might tend to make the surface of the road unsafe for vehicular traffic.
Section 147-11 Unsafe Substances
No person shall scatter, deposit, place, push or leave on any street of this city any thing or substance which might tend to make the surface of the street unsafe for vehicular traffic or which might cause damage to other city property; said thing or substance can include, but is not limited to, mud, debris, snow or ice. If any such mud, debris, snow, ice, thing or substance shall be scattered, deposited, placed or left in any street of this city, it shall be the duty of the driver and/or owner of the vehicle or any other person depositing, scattering, placing, pushing or leaving such mud, debris, snow, ice, thing or substance to forthwith completely remove the same from the street or pavement.
B. — Facilitating unsafe substances.
No person or entity shall establish, maintain or carry on, upon or near a city street or other route of public travel, either on the land or water, any business, trade or manufacture which facilitates a violation of § 147-11A of this chapter.