The December storm left more than snow. It left unshoveled sidewalks that became ice and a potential danger for pedestrians.
However, there could be remedies for icy sidewalks – a city regulation to require residents to shovel the sidewalks outside of their home.
Currently, a Waltham city ordinance requires property owners on Main Street to shovel the sidewalks outside of their building within 24 hours of snowfall ceasing. That regulation applies to both sides of the street from Prospect Hill Road to Linden Street.
Newton is currently considering extending a two-year trial period that requires all property owners to clear snow from their sidewalk within 30 hours of the snow falling.
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