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Cville Reminds Property Owners of Snow Removal Requirement

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An important reminder Friday for those living in Charlottesville: The city requires that property owners remove snow from sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of snow fall.

That means the sidewalks need to be cleared by 8 a.m. Saturday. If not, the city will hire someone to shovel the sidewalk and then send you the bill.

"When sidewalks aren't cleared, people walk in the roads. When people walk in roads, it's very dangerous. And we want to make sure people have the room to be pedestrian and motor traffic. We don't want the two to be in the same place,” said Miriam Dickler, spokesperson for the city of Charlottesville.

The city is looking for volunteers who would like to help those who cannot shovel their own sidewalk.

City of Charlottesville Press Release

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City Code requires that property owners remove snow from sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of snow fall.

Per City Code, the City Manager has declared 8:00 am on February 14, 2014 as the end of the most recent snow fall. Snow must be removed from sidewalks by 8:00 am on February 15, 2014.

The City of Charlottesville reminds the community to be safe and healthy when shoveling snow and to assist neighbors who may have difficulty removing snow from their property.

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