No Snow Play on the Roadway 2022

Snow will continue to fall on our mountain communities in San Bernardino County throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service, so let’s be cautious if traveling up to visit.

While visitors to ski resorts and other designated winter recreation sites are welcome, those who play in the snow by the roadway or in front of private homes will be greeted by fines of up to $150 or more, tow-aways, and other sanctions. The Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and other law enforcement agencies will be out in force during and after snow fall to actively enforce no snow play on the roadway regulations.

Snow play on the roadway is illegal in San Bernardino County mountain communities for public safety reasons. Roads can become treacherous and crowded as motorists stop to put on snow chains, breakdowns and other incidents.

Not stopping for snow play on the roadway or in front of private homes is also about being a good neighbor. Unfortunately, some motorists leave behind trash and other debris on private property.

So, while visitors are welcome in San Bernardino County’s beautiful mountains, the County urges everyone to pay attention to no-parking signs, be prepared for hazardous driving conditions, play only in designated recreation areas, and be considerate of those who live in these communities.

Also, motorists are advised not to approach the mountains without snow chains. If conditions call for chains, law enforcement will not allow vehicles to proceed without them.