Over 200 Tickets Issued This Year In Philly For Not Clearing Walkways

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With freezing temperatures looming, the snow and ice that fell from Winter Storm Stella will take a while to melt away, and now people have to do their best to traipse through the city.

More than 200 tickets have been issued so far this year for not clearing walkways.

“We’ve issued probably over 10,000 tickets, 10-to-15,000 tickets, over the last five years.”

It’s up to the property-owner to shovel and salt.

Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams says it must be six hours after the storm.

“They are responsible for clearing a 36-inch path so that pedestrians can walk by very safely.”

That includes wheel-chair accessible corners.

“Part of the ADA ramps, we require property-owners to clear that on the sidewalk.”

Anything else on the roadways, is up to the streets department.

If you see sidewalks not yet cleared, he says call 3-1-1.

“And that way you can track your ticket to make sure it was addressed.”

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One Comment

  1. Hank Maglio says:

    so always pick on the little people,,,,but they are telling the little people to watch for falling ice,,,that’s lobbying,,,when politicians get big bucks,,from big business,,,,why dont they fine the people who own or rent those high rise buildings,,and get that snow and ice off of them,,,,becuase they get money from them to make up stories,,,look the other way,,,,,,these people in philly,,,need to start calling the mayors office 24/7,,,ask to talk to him,,,and not the secretary,,,,and keep calling your council politifcians,,,,they work for the voters,,,,keep calling them,,,,,those people should pay any fines,,until they get that snow and ice, off of the tall buildings,,,,or sue each politician for being prejudice to you…..

    1. Say, you got a pretty good point here. They never pick on a big shot who has money. I wonder how many Council Members who never got their walk clear after the storm? Another thing is what about the BUSYBODIES WHO DON’T MIND THEIR DAMN BUSINESS? They’re the one who’s causing problem for the neighbors. So much for the so-called City of Brotherly Love.

  2. This is not right for what they did to people who may be old or sick or exhausted. This City stink.

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