Photos: Arrest made as Snowplow vs resident turns violent in Milton


Published March 4, 2023 at 9:51 am

resident was not happy with snow covered driveway by snow plow

It seems like last night’s blizzard caused some residents to wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

Early Saturday, a snowplow was making its rounds cleaning up the streets in Milton— leaving some driveways partially blocked with piles of snow.

A nearby resident was unhappy with the results and his rage caused him to approach the snowplow and used his fist to smash one of the windows.

On March (4) 2023, at approximately 8 a.m., Halton police responded to a call in the area of Woodward Ave/Fitzgerald Cres. in Milton.

A city truck also arrived on scene to assist with the incident.

After further investigations, police have arrested the man and taken him into custody.

According to the Town’s website, during significant weather events such as snowstorms, Milton’s plow operators work to clear snow on roadways to keep traffic flowing. They do not intentionally block driveways with snow.

The snow is pushed to the right side of the road to keep it away from traffic, but sometimes it can cause windrows which is piles of snow at the end of a residents driveway.

Within 24 hours of snowfall residents are required to complete removal on their sidewalks and driveways but should not move it to the road according to By-law No. 115-2005.

Photos by G. H. Cromwell

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