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City Snow and Ice Ordinance

City of Detroit Ordinance #139H - Snow and Ice

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No person shall permit any snow or ice to remain on the sidewalk, in front, rear or sides of any house, premises, building or lot owned, occupied or controlled by him longer than twenty-four hours, after the same has fallen or formed. Where either snow or
ice has fallen or formed on any such sidewalk, such owner, occupant or agent shall, within twenty-four hours after the same has fallen or formed, remove such snow or ice or cause a sufficient quantity of salt, sand, ashes, or other approved materials to be strewn thereon in such a manner as to render the same safe for persons walking thereon.

For the purpose of this section the phrase “Sidewalks in the Front, Rear or Side of any House, Premises, Building or Lot” shall be
construed to mean that sidewalk or walks forming a part of the public highway.

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REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE, ETC. FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY ONTO PAVED ROADWAY IS PROHIBITED

No person shall plow, shovel, brush or heap up any snow, ice or other materials from private properties, other than residential, onto the paved roadway of any street or highway.
(C.O. 1954, ch. 330, & 20; Ord. No. 551-F, & 1)


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OBSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC TRAVEL PROHIBITED
Where snow or ice is plowed, shoveled or brushed from any residential property or public sidewalk, it shall not be placed in any manner so as to interfere with public travel.
(C.O. 1954, ch. 330, & 20; Ord. No. 551-F, & 1)