NH Law About... Snow Removal

Introduction to... Snow Removal

Posted December 17, 2012. Revised November 27, 2013.

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WEBSITES

New Hampshire. Dept. of Transportation. Winter Maintenance

Link verified on: November 27, 2013

"It is impractical to develop specific rules on winter maintenance operations due to the numerous variables involved in winter storms. The judgment of the local highway patrol foreman governs the type, quantities and application schedule of materials used to control snow and ice. It is the intent of the NHDOT to use the minimum deicing or anti-icing material needed to restore safe travel conditions as soon as practical following termination of winter storms."   GO>

Governor's Commission on Disability. Parking Committee. Winter Reminder to Property Owners.

Link verified on: March 28, 2014

It is illegal to pile snow into an accessible parking space or access aisle.   GO>

New Hampshire Local Government Center. New Hampshire Town and City. "Public Sidewalks and Municipal Program Responsibilities" Vol. LV, no. 6 (June 2012)  GO>

Link verified on: February 19, 2014

New Hampshire Local Government Center. New Hampshire Town and City. "Winter Maintenance of Roads and Sidewalks." Vol. LII, no. 10 (November/December 2009)  GO>

Link verified on: February 19, 2014

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NEW HAMPSHIRE STATUTES

RSA 230. State Highways   GO>

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RSA 231. Cities, Towns and Village District Highways  GO>

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RSA 236. Highway Regulation, Protection and Control Regulations  GO>

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RSA 507-B:2-b. Snow, Ice, and Other Weather Hazards  GO>

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Find it in a Library ... New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

Link verified on: August 8, 2014

Find the New Hampshire statutes in print at libraries throughout the state.   GO>

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NEW HAMPSHIRE COURT ORDERS

2009-0012. Tinker v. Commissioner Dept. Of Transportation   GO>

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NEW HAMPSHIRE CASE LAW

133 N.H. 504 (1990). Catalano v. Windham

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The defendant, the Town of Windham (Town), appeals the decision of the Superior Court requiring the Town to maintain two Windham roads, Doiron and Cole, as Class V public highways.   GO>

107 N.H. 303 (1966). Gossler v. Miller

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This is an action in case to recover damages for personal injuries alleged to have been caused when the plaintiff fell due to a defect in the sidewalk adjacent to and within 3 to 4 feet of the entrance of defendant's business premises. It is a companion case to Gossler v. Manchester, 107 N. H. 310, involving the same plaintiffs and based upon the same facts.   GO>

126 N.H. 286 (1985). Ritzman v. Kashulines

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On January 17, 1982, Jane L. Ritzman slipped and fell on a natural accumulation of snow on the shoulder of Main Street in Hopkinton. Mrs. Ritzman fell while walking toward the sidewalk in front of the defendants' store, The Cracker Barrel. The area where she fell is used for parking by customers of the store and has been periodically plowed by the defendants. Mrs. Ritzman and her husband filed suit against the defendants, alleging that the defendants had a duty to maintain the parking area in a reasonably safe condition and that Mrs. Ritzman's injury was proximately caused by a breach of this duty. The Superior Court (O'Neil, J.) dismissed the suit in response to a summary judgment motion of the defendants.   GO>

120 N.H. 788 (1980). Rutkauskas v. Hodgins

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The principal issue in this case is whether the owner of a building which redirects precipitation, thereby causing an accumulation of snow and ice on a public sidewalk immediately adjacent to the building, is strictly liable to a tenant who is injured by falling on the snow-covered sidewalk. We hold that there is no such liability.   GO>

Find it in a Library ... New Hampshire Reports

Link verified on: June 13, 2014

Find the New Hampshire Reports in libraries throughout the state.   GO>

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LOCAL ORDINANCES

Bradford, N.H. SOP Snow Removal and Ice Control EFF: 12.01.09

Link verified on: November 27, 2013

An example of one town's policy for snow removal and ice control.   GO>


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