HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown city officials haven't issued citations to residents or business owners who failed to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow after this week's storm, Chief Code Enforcement Officer John Lestitian said Thursday.
The city typically gives people four hours to remove snow in the business district and 10 hours in other parts of the city after snow stops falling, Lestitian said.
The business district is defined "as those properties located within the area bounded by Church Street and East Avenue to the north, Mulberry Street to the east, Baltimore Street to the south and Prospect Street to the west," according to the city's Web site.
But the thick ice that accumulated this week, which is much harder to remove than snow, has prompted the city to give people "more time to get this removed," Lestitian said. "We're trying to balance public safety with the difficulty of removing the ice."