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In conjunction with the recent snowfall, the City of Sioux Falls reminds all owners or persons in possession of property abutting on public access sidewalks, to clear sidewalks of snow and ice within 48 hours after every snowfall event or accumulation of snow or ice. This includes sidewalks abutting any side of the property including front, side, or back.

Back of curb sidewalk, as defined by the City, is sidewalk directly adjacent or abutting the street curb. If the City Street Maintenance pushes snow behind the curb during street snow removal operations; they will come back and remove the snow they pushed onto the back of curb sidewalk.

Generally, there will still be a small amount of snow left on the sidewalk. It is the property owner’s responsibility to remove the remainder of the snow. Also, if the snowfall is light enough that the streets are not plowed, the sidewalk will not be cleared by City Street
Maintenance and it will be the property owner’s responsibility to remove the snow.