01.28.09 LOCAL Tribp.m. 5
The fine line
If you don’t shovel
broom to clear his sidewalk
yesterday afternoon. He’ll
likely need a shovel today
your walk, you’ll after the ice storm that blan-
keted the region overnight.
likely be in the clear “Sometimes we have to do
things we don’t really want
By Adam Brandolph to do. I certainly don’t want
TRIBUNE-REVIEW to be out here in the cold, but
I wouldn’t want someone to
The cold bites harder than slip and fall, either.”
Pittsburgh Public Works. A mix of rain and freezing
Public works employees rain was expected to continue
last year issued more than through this morning, accord-
300 warnings to residents ing to the National Weather
and business owners for not
Service. Temperatures likely
shoveling snow and ice from
will rise to about 34 degrees,
sidewalks in front of their
and rain will fall through mid-
property and about 100 so far
afternoon. Between 1 and 2
in 2009, according to director
inches of snow is expected
But no one’s been fined, he later today after temperatures
said. drop below freezing, accord-
“Most people clear their ing to the weather service. JAMES KNOX/TRIBUNE-REVIEW
sidewalks after a snowfall. Hundreds of schools either Paul Talbot shovels a sidewalk yesterday in the 700 block of Warrington Avenue in Allentown. Talbot
There are others that need to issued delays or closed alto- shovels about 10 to 12 sidewalks a day for businesses in the area.
be reminded,” Costa said. gether.
“We try to educate, warn and Few accidents were
reported in Pittsburgh, tional 10 tractors joined But even if they’re not liable for issuing a warning
then fine.” them this morning. being fined, property owners rather than a citation,”
A district judge would police said.
PennDOT spokesman Jim Roads, not sidewalks, are aren’t off the hook — or the Milsop said. “Regardless of
determine the fine’s amount, shovel. whether they’re cited or
Struzzi said the main corri- the priority, he said.
Costa said. Owners who don’t clear warned, if someone falls on
dors in and out of Pittsburgh “We usually wait 48
Public works is responsi- their sidewalks still can be the sidewalk, they still have
ble for clearing city roads, were mostly wet. hours (before issuing warn-
ings), because it usually held legally responsible if a claim if the property owner
but it’s a property owner’s PennDOT crews, which
takes us about 36 hours to someone were to slip and did not shovel within a rea-
responsibility to clear the began treating roads yester-
clear the roads,” Costa said. fall, said Mark Milsop, a per- sonable amount of time.”
sidewalks within 24 hours of day, started working on sec-
The number of warnings sonal injury attorney with ———
the last snowfall, according ondary roads this morning,
issued by public works is on Berger and Green in Adam Brandolph can be
to the city code. he said.
Shadyside. reached at 412-320-7936 or
“I do it because I have to, Pittsburgh Public Works pace to shatter last year’s
“The city would not be email@example.com.
but also to be a good neigh- director Guy Costa said numbers because there were
bor,” said Vincent Donofrio, about 40 trucks were on the no significant snowfalls last
61, of Bloomfield, who used a roads last night and an addi- year, he said.
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