Town requests resident help to clear snowy sidewalks
Posted December 19, 2022 at 3:49 pm by San Juan Update
With snowfall arriving shortly, the Town of Friday Harbor sends along a request for help keeping sidewalks clear.
As we look forward to the wintry forecast through Christmas, the Town is asking residents and business owners to be vigilant with snow and ice removal on sidewalks this holiday week.
The Friday Harbor Municipal Code states that it is the responsibility of owners or occupants of properties in the Town that abut or front paved sidewalks to clear the sidewalk of snow, sleet, and ice.
We are all pedestrians at some point in the day, whether walking to the car, walking from a restaurant, or doing some fun last-minute holiday shopping. Without a wide, clear path, snow and ice on the sidewalk make it difficult for everyone to walk safely – especially seniors, children, and people with disabilities. Please clear the entire width of the sidewalk rather than a shovel width. In cases of ice cover, please put down salt or sand to minimize slipping.
Town crews will continue to do their best to address to sidewalks, but priority must be given to the streets, intersections, emergency routes, and other issues that come with snow and freezing temperatures.
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