Property owners keep sidewalks clean
By JULIE E. GREENE
Downtown Hagerstown property owners did a good job Tuesday of clearing snow from their sidewalks in the required four hours, a city official said.
City inspectors didn't hand out any fines or warnings to property owners on Tuesday, said Mike Heyser, city building inspector.
Inspectors toured downtown to make sure property owners were aware the city code requires a 48-inch-wide path be cleared within four hours after snowfall ends in the business district, Heyser said. The business district is from Burhans Boulevard to Cleveland Avenue and from Baltimore Street to North Avenue.
Outside the business district, property owners have 10 hours after snow stops falling to clear sidewalks, Heyser said.
City officials encourage people shoveling walkways to clear snow from fire hydrants and storm drains, Heyser said. Clearing the storm drains helps improve drainage when snow starts melting.