Be Safe Kem-: for you
I think that's a good idea sis! I too, cannot wrap my mind around cold like that!Both sons have called to make sure we are ok though the one in Charleston, SC likely couldn't do much from there. lol Actually I think he really wanted to try again to persuade us to move down there. lol
Yup. Most all cities and towns have codes concerning sidewalk snow removal for homeowners and businesses.I have a question for all of you north-dwellers. A serious question from someone who has spent their life in the south. Why, when it snows so heavily, do people sweep, scoop, shovel or blow away the snow, especially from the sidewalks? The roofs I understand and I can see driveways as well, but the sidewalks? It's not as if anyone is coming to visit. Is it a code type thing?
I live in Michigan and in my town plows are not allowed to push snow into the road or even push it across the road. It just gets shoved up into the yard or a corner of the parking lot (business). Sidewalks must be cleared by the homeowner so kids don't walk in the streets. If the homeowner does not shovel the sidewalk the city will send someone out to do it, but the fees will show up on the tax bill. Most often a good neighbor will shovel for the elderly.Homeowners shovel it into their yards, not allowed to put in the street.
Business do push it into the street and the plows push it into piles and it is generally trucked away
when it get too much. Varies from location to location, of course.