In Nova Scotia, we know all about winter and how much snow a Maritime winter can bring. Many of us know the feeling of despair when, after spending hours cleaning your driveway, it snows… again. Storms like the ones we are having this month make many of us wonder where we’re going to put all of that snow.
Many people simply push the snow across the road from their driveways, instead of piling it up in their own yards, but there are several different laws in Nova Scotia that address this. That means it’s up to property owners to make sure they keep their snow on their own property while cleaning up after a big storm. In addition, if you are using a vehicle that normally requires a licence, such as an off-highway or motor vehicle, you are required to have a valid licence, permit, registration and insurance. “We do get calls about people leaving snow on the road,” says Cpl. Jennifer Clarke. “Although it may be tempting to put the snow elsewhere, it’s best to pile the snow in your own yard.”
Being courteous to your neighbours will help all Nova Scotians survive this winter – no matter when Shubenacadie Sam says it will be over!
Source: Media Release