Snow removal increases need for safety awareness

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has issued a reminder that it is illegal to plow snow from private property into roads, ditches and rights of way. It creates an obstruction hazard and sight problems to the traveling public and snow removal equipment. In addition to safety hazards, plowing snow into the right of way creates significant additional costs and delays to road crews having to move the snow back. The extra cost is incurred by the taxpayer. Residents also are reminded to inform children of the danger of playing in snow piles and berms near roadways. Operators of heavy equipment used in snow removal may have difficulty seeing children.