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Remember to shovel the sidewalk

Communities are being reminded to shovel sidewalks

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Removing snow is a pain, but it has to be done.

Snow is piling up in Idaho Falls, and a lot of public and residential sidewalks are going un-shoveled.

The Idaho Falls Fire Department reminds property owners every second matter when responding to a fire and asks for your help to remove snow around fire hydrants.

Even Bonneville County inmates are chipping in to help shovel sidewalks as part of their work detail program.

"The biggest reason is to make sure access to the county buildings areas for people to get in and out of. We need to make sure those places are open for business. This is a group of people we can utilize their help and keep things up and running," said, Sgt. Samuel Hulse, Captain of the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office.

It is a property owner's responsibility to clear the sidewalks on their property within 24 hours after a storm.

You are not allowed to move it into the street.

Local News / News
Ariel Schroeder

Ariel Schroeder

Ariel is a reporter for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.



  1. Uh….hate to mention the obvious….but, since there is next-to-NO enforcement in re shoveling sidewalks, they are basically shoveled by people who have pride in their property, who do so FOR that reason. Ask ANY of our multitude of “Property Management” businesses if they hire people, or simply give a rent reduction to tenants who would do the work, to clear apartments’ SIDEWALKS. SOME of the more responsible P.M.s hire some clown with a blade on his truck (company motto: “I gotta pay for this truck SOMEHOW, dude”) to blade the DRIFTS out of the driveways–usually onto the street right beside the driveway’s street curb–but the sidewalks? As in virtually every OTHER aspect of society, empty threats accomplish nothing.
    However, on a plus note; a 19?? abandoned P.O.S. parked on Hansen Ave. since October WAS ticketed and towed, prior to the first city plowing, in late December. To balance THAT out, however, when the blade runs on Hansen (possible title for a country western song?), they are forced to go around that ENORMOUS ‘Advanced’ box-truck. That’s okay, though; Hansen’s wide….as is that stupid ******* TRUCK! Don’t take MY word for it, folks, see the ice piles for yourself!

  2. Yep enforcement. Right.
    Kind of like how people park on the wrong side of the road.
    Don’t put the snow in the street yet when the city plows, they leave a big wall of snow blocking residents driveways and mounds up and down the streets.

  3. I shovel mine as soon as possible, usually after the snow stops, even at 5AM. However, I walk my dogs up to five miles between 4:30 and 6:30 every night and appreciate a shoveled walk from the snowfall a day before.
    But the one thing to remember, with or without a city ordinance to shovel, if you slip and fall, and break a bone or have other injury, you CAN and most likely will win a lawsuit. In fact, in most instances the insurance company won’t even to go court, they will settle.
    And then the owner’s rates go up like a rocket.

    And I would sue some in a second. I’m 72 and I can shovel snow, I have neighbors on both sides who are in their thirties and NEVER shovel the snow.

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