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To avoid fines, residents must shovel sidewalks

Boston officials are reminding people that putting snow, slush or ice onto city streets or sidewalks – whether by shoveling, plowing, throwing, or any other means – is banned and can lead to fines.

The city is also reminding property and business owners that, within three hours after a snowstorm ends, adjacent sidewalks and handicap ramps must be cleared by creating paths that are at least 42 inches wide. If a storm ends overnight, paths must be cleared within three hours from sunrise.

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