Warwick Police intend to issue tickets today through tomorrow to businesses and homeowners who fail to remove snow from their sidewalks.
Warwick mayor Scott Avedisian said traditionally people get a grace period. But sidewalks are covered in snow and ice, posing a hazard. Avedisian said police are targeting well-traveled neighborhoods in particular.
“So they are very selective in the way they do it,” said Avedisian. “And they are looking mostly for areas that are adjacent to schools where kids would be walking. It’s obviously a public safety issue. And they are attempting to be as flexible and lenient as possible.”
Avedisian said Warwick Police will take into consideration those struggling to remove snow, such as the sick, the elderly, and those who cannot afford to hire help.
“We do find that if we explain to people that this law is in the books, that it does exist, and that it’s helpful to try to get people safely to their destination comply without a problem,” said Avedisian.
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