Sidewalks must be clear of snow, per city code

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The snowy season is here and the City of Rapid City is reminding residents to maintain their property throughout the colder months.

Each year the city gets dozens of complaints from communities about icy and snowy sidewalks.

Photo by Paula Reynolds

Per city law, homeowners must clear their sidewalks and apply snowmelt over any ice. When residents do not it becomes a slipping hazard and dangerous for kids walking to school.

“We’ve had a lot of complaints of school kids out walking the streets to get to school because the sidewalk may be filled will snow and ice, and it’s really slippery conditions,” said city communications coordinator, Darrell Shoemaker.

Also, a reminder that snowbirds headed to the south for winter must have plans in place for snow removal. Residents who fail to abide can be fined.

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