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Residents struggle with uncleared sidewalks

Posted: 4:54 PM, Feb 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-28 00:54:42Z
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — If you haven't cleared your sidewalk you better do it soon or you could be paying up.

The City of Omaha says all sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice by businesses and residents by 6am on February 28. If not, people can complain to the Public Works Department. If they come out and shovel, the property owner could be on the hook for hundreds of dollars.

Jeremy Potter was trying to get to a job interview and had to walk through deep, dirty snow on "I" Street between 120th and 132nd Streets.

"I'm having to walk through slush, deep ankle freezing snow that's getting all up in my shoes. I'm having to face the danger of slipping and sliding into oncoming traffic," Potter explained.

The city says before last weekend's blizzard they had 600 sidewalk complaints to check.

To report a sidewalk that's not cleared of snow and ice starting tomorrow click to Report an Issue.