Driveway Snow Removal
Every year, we receive questions focused on two areas of driveway plowing:
Both questions are covered under section (g) of Alaska Statute 17 AAC 10.020. Here is a breakdown of what it means for residents:
Removing snow from driveways: Removing snow from driveways is the responsibility of the property owner. It is illegal to
push snow into or across the road or right-of-way. Doing so creates hazards for those using the roadway and could create liability issues
for the property owner.
The image below shows the recommended method of driveway snow removal for residents.
Snow berms blocking driveways: Our crews try whenever possible to avoid creating berms that block entrances and driveways. Unfortunately, it is not always possible. If a snow berm created by snow removal efforts blocks a driveway, it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove it. Residents are also responsible for clearing the area around their mailbox.