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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Council on Disability reminds you to clear snow from sidewalks, ramps

A picture of a sidewalk with a large of amount of snow still on the walkway.

As the snow begins to fall, the City of Faribault is passing along a reminder from the Minnesota Council on Disability: remove the snow from your sidewalks and curb ramps.

Sidewalks and curb ramps are lifelines for many people with disabilities and our senior community. When not cleared, they can limit their ability to get groceries, get prescriptions, go to work, and attend local gatherings. And it can be a matter of life and death.

Improperly cleared snow can pile up and make sidewalks and curb ramps impassable. People using wheelchairs and other mobility devices must often travel in the street alongside traffic, a potentially life-threatening situation. Shovel your sidewalk and curb ramps as soon as possible after a snowfall. Don’t wait for the snow to melt.

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