People reminded to shovel sidewalks as winter storm approaches

Per city ordinance, people in Fort Wayne have until 9 a.m. to clear public sidewalks of snow.

Posted: Jan 18, 2019 9:33 PM
Updated: Jan 18, 2019 10:14 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The city of Fort Wayne is ready for several inches of snow this weekend.

Friday, new loads of road salt were delivered to the street department.

While crews are plowing roads, the city said you need to clear your sidewalk.

"I wish people would shovel their sidewalks so I don't feel like I'm going to slide when I'm with my dog," said Jaci Beard.

Per city ordinance, people in Fort Wayne have until 9 a.m. to clear public sidewalks of snow.

Friday afternoon, FOX 55 found several sidewalks across town that hadn't been touched.

"I think there's no reason to not go out and shovel your sidewalk or at least as your neighbor to," Beard said.

Beard was walking her dog near Forest Park Elementary Friday.

"I am a little worried because she is a little worried because she is pretty strong and pull me. So I could slide easily," said Beard.

"When you are walking on the side walk, sometimes it is a little difficult, because you might slip or fall," said Brian Flory.

Flory and his family were clearing their sidewalks this afternoon.

"People try their best I think to keep caught up," said Flory.

If you aren't caught up you could be fined by the city.

Even Flory says he can fall behind.

"Sometimes when it snows it snows everyday like it has this week," said Flory.

People are also asked to shovel around their fire hydrants as they are shoveling their sidewalks.

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