KUSA - There are many headaches that can come with a snowstorm in the city, but many people would rather cuddle up next to a fireplace in their PJs than go outside and shovel. But, here are a few reminders about snow removal.
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During a snow event, crews will remove snow and ice from major traffic arterials that are the critical routes providing access into and out of town.
Snow removal efforts will be concentrated on the primary routes throughout a snowstorm. Minor arterials and collector streets connecting the neighborhoods to the primary routes will be plowed after all primary routes are passable.
By ordinance, property owners are responsible for clearing their sidewalks of snow within 24 hours following each snowstorm. A citation and/or fine may be issued if the property owner fails to comply. Snow should not be shoveled into the streets.
Businesses have four hours to remove snow from public sidewalks adjacent to their property.
If you see an unshoveled sidewalk, call 311 to alert the authorities.
A resident who has a police, fire or medical emergency during a severe snowstorm should call 911. In the event it is necessary for the police, fire or emergency medical technicians to respond, the affected residential street(s) will be plowed to accommodate emergency vehicles.
To help crews perform in a safe and efficient manner:
- Travel at a safe distance from snowplows at all times
- Do not try to pass snow removal vehicles
- Park off-street if possible
- Do not shovel snow from your sidewalk and driveway into the street
- Do not attempt to stop a snow removal vehicle or obstruct its path
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