Before the next snowfall, Highway Department Superintendent Dave Waldron reminds residents that it is against the law to plow snow across any road and onto other peoples’ property.

The town’s bylaw regarding snow removal mirrors the state law: “No person, other than an employee in the service of the Town of Blandford or the Commonwealth or an employee in the service of an independent contractor acting for the Commonwealth or the Town of Blandford shall pile, push, or plow snow or ice into Town Roads so as to impede the flow of traffic on such way. Whoever violates this bylaw shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred fifty ($150) dollars.

This fine is the same as the state law.