Winter Storm Information

The Centennial Lakes Police Department and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) would like to remind everyone, including commercial snow removal operators, that it is against state law to deposit snow onto a public roadway. Dumping or plowing snow onto a roadway can create a slippery area, frozen rut, or bump, which has the potential to contribute to a motor vehicle or pedestrian accident.

Minnesota Statute 160.27 and many local ordinances prohibit the plowing, blowing, shoveling or otherwise placing snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots onto public roadways, which can include the ditch and right-of-way in certain situations. the public is cautioned that violations are misdemeanors, and civil liability can extend to both the property owner and the person or company who placed the snow improperly.

Also, please remember to follow the winter parking restrictions.  The plows need room to do their work!  Thank you.

Centennial Lakes Police Department - 54 North Road - Circle Pines, MN 55014
Office: 763.784.2501 - Fax: 763.784.0082 - Dispatch/911: 763.427.1212