A snow miss, but still a few headaches in Philadelphia

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The “major snowstorm” that was supposed to hit the region Monday proved to be nothing more than a nuisance. But city officials still are warning property owners not to shovel snow into the street.

Residents are expected to shovel their walks without dumping that snow into the streets, said Dave Perri, city streets commissioner.

“As we were driving around, we saw one gentleman who did a beautiful job shoveling his sidewalk, did it clear from the front of the store to the curbline,” Perri said Monday. “I was going to shake his hand for being such a wonderful employee, where it turns out that where he placed that snow was in the travel lane of Walnut Street.”

And that makes it more difficult for city workers to clear the snow, he said.

“This will all freeze into a solid mass of ice, becoming a safety issue,” Perri said. “Secondly, we’ll have to put a plow truck to clear the snow from the street. What that does is that it slows our operation citywide.”

The city is ticketing anyone breaking the regulation, he said.

 

City workers will pick up trash on a normal schedule for the rest of the week, but driveway/alley collections are canceled. Those residents should put trash out in front of their homes.

 

 

         

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