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Do Not Shovel Snow from Driveways and Walkways onto the Right-of-Ways


“We would like to have the cooperation of property owners and private snow plow operators,” says Kevin Rice, Deputy Commissioner of Transportation and Environment Services. “Don’t place the snow from your property onto City sidewalks and streets. We work hard to keep the streets and sidewalks safe, and snow pushed onto an otherwise clear street could cause an accident.”

Putting the snow removed from driveways and walkways onto the right-of-ways is a violation of the City By-Law “A By-Law Relating to the Public Streets in The City of Saint John and to Prevent Certain Nuisances in the said City” with a penalty of between $200 and $500.

Snow plowed from a driveway onto a sidewalk will force pedestrians onto a street. Additional snow placed on sidewalks and streets slows down or prevents the clearing of public infrastructure, which impacts pedestrians and motorists and increases the cost to provide these City services.

Residents are reminded that beginning December 1, on-street parking is not allowed on most City streets from midnight until 7 am.

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Residents can help keep fire hydrants clear during heavy snowfall periods
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