Snowy Sidewalks Causing More Traffic


A whole lot of snow outside is causing a lot of people to walk in our roads, in place of covered sidewalks.

"You can't really tell that there's a sidewalk."

James Davis says he constantly sees people walking in the middle of Auburn Street instead of using the sidewalk, a problem he says will only get worse with more snow.

"I think it's a dangerous thing for people to have to do that, especially with the way traffic is up and down this street," said Davis.

"I just hope i don't get hit."

"I feel like you're supposed to walk on the sidewalk, not the street because if you walk in the street too much you're going to get hit," said Readie Clark who walks along the street.

While city workers plow the roads, they're not obligated to clean public walkways. That job goes to business owners who have 24 hours to make a path before receiving a 100 dollar fine.

"Someone should have the responsibility to make sure it gets done," said Davis.

That responsibility falls on city engineers who are sent out to enforce the code. They say they encourage homeowners to shovel their sidewalks, especially if it's along a busy street like Auburn, however it's not required.


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