In the city of Kitchener and Waterloo you have 24 hours after the snow falls to clean the sidewalks of ice and snow. The sidewalk clearing by-law requires home and business owners to clear sidewalks within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall or ice storm. Not clearing your sidewalks can result in city crews clearing them at your expense. In the city of Cambridge, the cleaning of sidewalks in front of your homes and businesses have to be done within 36 hours of a snowfall.
There are more reasons to clean off your sidewalks sooner than later. Uncleaned sidewalks makes it hard for people in wheelchairs or who have mobility issues to maneuver around the snow and ice. Please think about these people next time you make excuses not to clean your sidewalks right after the snowfall.
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