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City: Incorrectly shoveling walks could result in fines

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. —  After winter weather and winds shut down interstate travel in Wyoming for a long Thanksgiving weekend, the City of Casper is reminding residents that shoveling your walk incorrectly could result in fines.

City code enforcement officials go on to say that shoveling or pushing snow into the street or the gutter is prohibited. According to Craig Collins, code enforcement manager, shoveling and plowing snow into streets can be a public safety issue.

“We have seen cases where whole neighborhoods have had impassable streets due to a few neighbors shoveling snow into streets, and emergency vehicles were delayed until a City plow could get there,” recounted Collins.

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Instead of shoveling the snow into the street from driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks, Collins said it should be deposited onto the property from where it came in a manner that does not block sidewalks, driveways and parking lot entrances.

“City code enforcement officers may issue notices of violation for non-compliance and fines may be assessed through Municipal Court,” said Collins.

More information on snow shoveling and plowing is available from the Community Development Department, Code Enforcement Division at www.casperywy.gov