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Digging Out: What Emmaus Residents Should Know After a Storm

An Emmaus Borough ordinance sets up some clear rules about cleaning up after snow and ice storms in the borough.

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Here's what residents of the Borough of Emmaus need to know about clearing their sidewalks and walkways following a snowstorm, according to the borough website:
  • All residents of the Borough of Emmaus must clear a 4-foot wide pathway in front of, or along the side of their property, where a sidewalk or walkway exists within 24 hours after it stops snowing. A similar path must be cleared after an ice storm.
  • Some of the back-breaking work of shoveling can be minimized by waiting to shovel driveways until after the plows come through to widen the street -- otherwise, it may be necessary to shovel out again.
  • Properties located on a corner have the responsibility of clearing a path from the sidewalk to the street.  
  • When clearing snow or ice, do not throw it into the middle of the street. This can be dangerous for drivers of cars and plows.

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