When it snows, remember to shovel your sidewalk

It’s the law, and your neighbors rely on it

Sidewalks are a critical part of Minneapolis’ transportation system, and they should be open for everyone. With snow in the forecast it’s important to be reminded of the rules. Minneapolis ordinance requires property owners to clear sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall for houses and duplexes and four daytime hours for all other properties. Failure to shovel your walk could lead to a ticket plus the cost of crews shoveling it.

Snow shoveling videos

Informative videos in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong are available online to help explain what property owners need to do when it snows.

Shoveling Snow
When it snows, make sure to clear your sidewalks of snow and ice to keep them safe and avoid a possible fine from the City.

Limpieza de Nieve (Shoveling Snow, Spanish)
Cuando Nieva, asegurese de limpiar la nieve y hielo de su acera para mantenerla segura y evitar una multa de la ciudad.

Barafka Ka Xaaq Gurigaaga iyo Ganacsigaaga Hortooda (Shoveling Snow, Somali)
Markii baraf da'o, ka xaaq barafka dariiqa gugigaaga ama ganacsigaaga hor mara si dadku nabad galyo ugu maraan adna aad uga badbaado ganaax. 

Kev Kaus Daus (Shoveling Snow, Hmong)
Thaum daus lo, koj yuav tsum kaus txoj kev taug ko taw ntawm koj lub tsev.

There may be resources for people who need help clearing their sidewalks. People can call 311 for a list of resources that might be available.

Find more information at www.minneapolismn.gov/snow/shovel.

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Published Dec 9, 2016

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