While warmer weekend temperatures helped melt the mounds of snow across Montgomery County, there are still curbs blocked where residents didn’t shovel.
One county councilman wants to force the issue before next winter.
Councilman Hans Riemer has proposed legislation that would force Montgomery County to create a sidewalk snow removal plan, clearing walkways that many depend on if they cannot drive, reports WJLA TV. The legislation, if approved, would go into effect next winter.
William Smith, a Silver Spring resident with macular degeneration that has degraded his eyesight to the point that he cannot drive, uses the sidewalk to get around his neighborhood. During the major snowstorm earlier this month, Smith told the TV station that plow trucks would push feet of snow onto cleared sidewalks, making them impassable for anyone trying to walk around their neighborhood.
Has everyone in your neighborhood cleared their walks? Is such a law needed? Tell us in comments.