The City of Hudson would like to remind residents to shovel their walks this winter. It is important to keep sidewalks and walkways shoveled and clear of ice to help keep pedestrians, particularly school children, safe as they walk around the City. When sidewalks aren’t shoveled, pedestrians might slip and fall or end up walking in the street, which creates a dangerous situation for both pedestrians and motorists. Help keep our residents and visitors safe this winter season by shoveling and salting sidewalks and driveways.
According to Hudson Ordinance 660.05, the homeowner is responsible for keeping sidewalks free from snow, ice or any nuisance, and to remove snow and ice with a reasonable which ordinarily is not to exceed 12 hours after any storm. Violation of the ordinance is a minor misdemeanor.
Often in the winter, EMS and other emergency vehicles have trouble accessing a home because the driveway isn’t shoveled. This adds time to the rescue efforts and jeopardizes safety. Also dust off the snow from your house numbers, so that emergency personnel can identify your home quickly.