Maintenance of Town Highways

SECTION 24-5-15

§ 24-5-15. Penalty for failure to remove snow.

If the snow is allowed to remain in any public highway in any town so as to obstruct any person in passing along the highway with his or her team, sled, or sleigh, for twenty-four (24) hours after the highway shall become obstructed, the town shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100); but nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to subject any town to the fine provided for in this section if the surveyor of highways, or some other person duly authorized for that purpose by the town, with the power vested in him or her by the laws of the state, shall have commenced the removal of the obstructions within the time provided for in this section, and shall within three (3) days remove the obstructions.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 72, § 14; G.L. 1909, ch. 83, § 14; G.L. 1923, ch. 96, § 14; G.L. 1938, ch. 73, § 14; G.L. 1956, § 24-5-15; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 56.)