Do I have to clear sidewalks around my home or business?

Snow should not remain on any sidewalk along any lot, house or building within the city for over a period of 24 hours. During major snow storms officials will be lenient regarding enforcement of the snow removal ordinance and sidewalks should be cleared as soon as possible. Listed below are the ordinances regarding snow removal:

  • Section 74-114 - Removal from sidewalks abutting multifamily dwellings.
  • Section 74-115 - Removal from sidewalks abutting businesses.
  • Section 74-116 - Removal from private parking lots.
  • Section 74-117 - Snow Deposits
  • Section 74-118 - Failure to remove snow or ice
  • Section 74-119 - Exemptions
  • Section 74-120 - Removal in other areas

These ordinances can be found on the Municipal Code site.

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1. When do you declare a snow emergency?
2. What can residents do to help during a snow emergency?
3. Can I park my car on the street during a snow storm?
4. Where can I get storm updates?
5. If I have a specific request for help or a question about local road conditions who do I call?
6. Should I be driving on City streets during a winter snow storm?
7. How do I get emergency medical or police assistance?
8. Do I have to clear sidewalks around my home or business?
9. What are the priorities for snow removal on City streets?
10. How many miles of streets are located within the city limits of Edwardsville?
11. Why doesn’t the City have more equipment they can use to plow neighborhood streets?
12. Why are front loaders and graders used on residential streets?
13. During major storms, the post office has not been able to deliver mail because residential streets have too much snow. What is the city doing about this?