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You can't get away with not shoveling your sidewalk anymore

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Friday afternoon 7-year-old Loretta Bond talked about her walk home from school saying, "we was like doing snowball fights and stuff."

She and her siblings were having fun with the snow while walking home, but also some difficulty. "When we walk it's so hard for us to walk because the snow's on the ground," said Bond.

Her mother Aretta Brown agrees, walking to and from school this week hasn't been easy.  "It's kinda hard and difficult at times with the snow piling up cause most people don't like to shovel their sidewalks," said Brown.

So what do they do when they come to an area that hasn't been shoveled?  Brown said they, "walk on top of the piles that's already full up and stuff but try and still get them to school on time the best way we can do."
 

Because of the frigid temperatures earlier this week most municipalities had shoveling amnesty periods.  Meaning you could get away with not shoveling your sidewalk.   But those amnesty periods are now over.  Mishawaka Director of Code Enforcement George Obren said, "we've got people coming and going from work, a lot of pedestrian traffic, kids.  We really need to get the sidewalks cleared."

Obren said they haven't ticketed anyone yet for not shoveling but they are telling people it needs to be done.  "In the past two days we've done approximately 260 shoveling cases throughout the city where we have just contacted neighbors either by talking to them at the front door, calling them on the phone, or leaving a friendly reminder to them that they need to go out and get their lots shoveled."

South Bend also said they have not ticketed anyone yet for not shoveling but if they hear of a problem area, especially near a school, they will ticket.

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