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Posted on: January 19, 2023

City reminds residents not to shovel snow into the streets

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  A reminder on snow removal regulations: 

  * Residents cannot shovel snow from their property back onto the streets. This is not only a code infraction, but a potential safety issue. Streets are plowed overnight to avoid traffic, and with 100+ miles of streets to clear, it is difficult for crews after a snowstorm to keep returning to areas after people have moved snow back into the street. City officials understand how frustrating shoveling can be, but ask the public to please, help keep the streets clear and safe for everyone.

  * Be a good neighbor - don't pile your removed snow on your neighbor's property.

  * Snow removal companies cannot take snow they clear from driveways and sidewalks and move it onto other public or private properties - or push it to the opposite side of the street onto other property.

  * Removed snow and ice cannot be dumped in public places such as parks or alleys.

  * City Code requires that property owners remove snow and ice accumulations from all public sidewalks adjacent to their property within 72 hours of a snow or ice event, so pedestrians have a safe route of travel.

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