Clearing Snow from Property will Save you Hefty Fines

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

The latest round of snow had many digging out. While it is important to clean off cars, driveways and sidewalks, there are some other areas you need to make sure you do not neglect.

"For sidewalks the regulation is 48 hours after the snow falls," Michael Wodalski said, Deputy Director of Public Works in the Village of Weston, "snow is to be cleared from sidewalks to allow safe traveling for pedestrians, and I guess anybody else who chooses to use a sidewalk."

In the Village of Weston, the fine for not clearing ice and snow off your sidewalk depends on how much sidewalk you have. But it is not the only thing you have to worry about when it snows..

"It is the resident's resonsibility for clearing out the area around the mailbox, and making sure the mailman is able to get access to it," Wodalski said.

While you are at the end of your driveway, make sure you garbage cans are in the correct spot as well.

"As the plows come through they're going to knock them over," Wodalski said, "and if they don't knock them over the driver might swerve around it so then you have a bigger area that's not plowed on a certain street or area."

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