Commercial Snow Removal MN | Sidewalks, Driveways & Parking Lots
Winters can be especially challenging when sidewalks are not cleared of snow and ice. Not only is clearing the sidewalks the law in Minnesota, but it is our responsibility to each other during the winter. Many people rely on walking and transit as their primary way to get around. Without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors, and children to walk safely. We all are pedestrians at some point in the day and all benefit from a clear sidewalk. Make your neighborhood a safe place for everyone this winter.
Reminding Property Owners To Shovel Sidewalks, Driveways & Parking Lots
Know The Rules – Keep your sidewalks and walkways free of ice and snow. Minneapolis ordinance requires that property owners clear sidewalks after a snowfall within 24 hours for houses and duplexes and four daytime hours for apartment and commercial buildings.
As Residents and business owners tire of clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, driveways and parking lots, they are probably not thinking about lawsuits, fines and jail time. But maybe they should. The public’s demand for winter safety and mobility isn’t confined to roadways alone; it also includes pedestrian safety and mobility.
There is the possibility of a lawsuit alleging negligence if sidewalks and parking lots are not properly maintained and a pedestrian slips and is injured.
Take advantage of warmer days to work on removing ice that may have stuck to sidewalks in bitterly cold temperatures. In colder temperatures it can be next to impossible to clear it. With any occasional reprieves from those temperatures, property owners may be able to break through down to the bare pavement so neighbors, mail carriers and emergency responders have a safe route.
By city ordinance (Ch. 70 Article I, §70-2) property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their property within 12 hours after snow or ice precipitation has stopped. If snow and ice are not removed, it may be removed by authorized city personnel, and the costs for snow removal will be assessed against the property.
Protect your customers and your tenants this winter season with regular snow plowing services from a reliable and experienced snow plow company. They can use commercial grade snow plows to remove, haul, and relocate snow. You won’t have to worry about your customers getting stuck in a snow-ridden parking lot or worry about slippery and dangerous conditions anymore.
If your area typically gets a lot of snow or even if your area gets a few heavy snowfalls per year, you may want to consider calling for professional snow removal.