NEWS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2018
CONTACT: Linda Rickens Schellhammer,
CITY OF ALTOONA SIDEWALK SNOW/ICE REMOVAL
ORDINANCE IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL CITY PROPERTY OWNERS UNTIL THE LAST SNOWFALL
Sidewalk Snow/Ice Removal Ordinance is in effect for City of
Property Owners and all are reminded that they must clear sidewalks of snow and
ice within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall, sleet or freezing rain. This includes sidewalks on private property,
both occupied and vacant, and along the public street front, to include
handicap curb cuts at corners. Snow and
ice removal from sidewalks is necessary to ensure the safety of people using
the sidewalks during winter.
Ordinance requires an 18 inch wide pathway for all sidewalks. If ice is unremovable, sand or an abrasive
material must be used in order to make the surface safe. No snow is to be
thrown onto the roadways at any time.
to comply may result in a codes violation which could lead to fines.
report an unshoveled sidewalk, please contact Codes & Inspections at
949-2456 or click here and use the form
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