Thursday, Jan. 03 2013 4:33PM
I think that there is a law about cleaning your sidewalks within so many hours of a snowstorm but why do people think that it does not apply to them? We are now two weeks past the snowstorm on Dec. 17 and over half of the sidewalks in our neighborhood are still covered not with snow but with ice. Of course now it is impossible to do anything with it because the homeowner just assumed that it would get warm enough that it would melt off without any work on their part. Unfortunately the temperatures have stayed below freezing and it is impossible to walk on these un-shoveled sidewalks. I look forward to walking my dogs outside each day but I now feel that I am taking my life into my hands when I go outside because I am forced to walk out in the street where the sidewalks are not shoveled or risk slipping on the ice. I am very glad that our children are on winter break and are not having to deal with this until the next snowfall when homeowners ignore their responsibility and instead just sit inside waiting for warm temperatures to melt the snow or ice because they are not willing to get outside and do some physical labor. Someone should remind them that they are taking a big risk because the homeowner would be responsible for anyone that is injured on their slippery sidewalk.