City of Lansing to Delay Sidewalk Snow Enforcement


Due to extreme cold, Sidewalk Snow Removal Enforcement delayed until January 30th

(LANSING) - With extreme cold temperatures and subzero wind chills expected through Tuesday evening, citizens are reminded to exercise caution by limiting their outdoor exposure and dressing appropriately for the conditions.

Clearing the city's sidewalks is essential to the safety of schoolchildren and other pedestrians. Due to the extreme cold, The Public Service Department is delaying enforcement of the sidewalk snow ordinance until 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 30th.

Temperatures are expected to be warmer on Wednesday, January 29th, which should allow City residents and businesses to clear their snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property by the end of the day on Wednesday, January 29th. Motorists are urged to be extremely cautious and to slow down if they see individuals walking in the roadway due to snow-covered sidewalks.

The City has completed another round of snow clearing major and local streets. Although major plowing operations were completed today, residents are requested to call 483-4161 to report any missed areas. The City will continue to perform winter maintenance activities as needed across the city, including hills, stops, curb cleanups due to illegally parked vehicles, and salting.

Residents are also asked to assist the Lansing Fire Department in clearing snow and ice obstructions from fire hydrants located in their area to ensure that they are accessible to first responders in the event of a fire.

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