The snow is beautiful. You are warm and cozy inside. But it is time to grab the snow shovel and get to work. No matter what city, town or county you live in, municipalities expect you to shovel snow in front of your home and/or business. If you are renting, you are expected to shovel snow unless you have an agreement with your landlord that the work will be done for you. Whether you do it yourself or you pay someone to do the shoveling, it is your responsibility to get the job done.
Neither VDOT nor the county/city clears snow and ice from public walkways (sidewalks and trails). While not legally obligated, residents and businesses are asked to help keep sidewalks safe, when possible by clearing snow off the sidewalks in from of their property so that pedestrians, especially school children, those with disabilities and the elderly may walk securely. Clear sidewalks also facilitate the safety of mail carriers, parcel delivery carriers, and emergency personnel. [Read more…]