Police: Sidewalks filled with snow will lead to tickets

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — In many parts of western New York, snowfall was normal and easily handled by plow crews which were out in many places until 7 a.m., but many sidewalks remain untouched.

Police in many parts of western New York promised to ticket sidewalk owners who don’t shovel their sidewalks, especially in high traffic areas where businesses operate.

Commuters say it’s a health hazard as people are forced to walk in the street rather than trudge through thick snow.

Town of Tonawanda Police say they’re planning on ticketing those who violate the Town of Tonawanda code, which says landlords of properties and their tenants share responsibilities to remove snow from the sidewalks by clearing it onto their property, not onto the street.

“The Town of Tonawanda Police have invested many hours advising/warning businesses on heavily traveled roadways to clear snow from sidewalks,” Captain Joseph Carosi said. “Citizens who have Town complaints are encouraged the call the Town of Tonawanda Police at 876-5300 and advise us of the businesses in violation.”

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