Police: Do not shovel the snow onto the street

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Montague Police Department is reminding residents that it is both illegal and dangerous to snowblow or shovel snow off your property, and back onto the street or public sidewalk.

According to Tom Bergeron, the Highway Superintendent, snow being shovel onto the street was a problem during Saturday’s snow storm and created hazardous situations.

Police are warning that the snow can possibly cause accidents. If you’re caught, you could face a fine, which varies depending on where you live in western Massachusetts.

Montague Police also want to remind you to remove all the snow from your car before driving down the road, and if you have time, remove the snow from around your fire hydrants.

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