Take advantage of warmer weather to clear your sidewalk of ice and snow

Milder winter days create an opportunity for property owners to work on removing ice that may have stuck to their sidewalks in bitterly cold temperatures earlier this winter. Ice can be more dangerous and intimidating than snow, and in colder temperatures it can be next to impossible to clear it. With any occasional reprieves from those temperatures, property owners may be able to break through down to the bare pavement so neighbors, mail carriers and emergency responders have a safe route.

Sidewalks are a critical part of our City's transportation system. For people on the way to and from their cars, the bus, the train, and even for the entire trip, clear sidewalks make the difference between a comfortable, safe route and a potentially hazardous or even impossible one. That’s why it’s important for homeowners and businesses to keep their sidewalks cleared down to the bare pavement.

What property owners need to remember this snow season:

For more information on snow removal, go to Minneapolis Snow website.

Published Jan. 27, 2011