When to Shovel the Snow | New York Snow Removal Laws
New York snow removal laws state that snow must be removed within 4 hours after the snowfall stops. If the snow stops between the hours of 9:00 pm and 7:00 am you have until the morning to start removing the snow from the sidewalk.
Snow removal is important to keep slip and fall accidents from happening and, ultimately, avoiding others from getting injured on your property. Also keep in mind it is just as important to keep up with any ice that forms on the sidewalk. During the daytime hours snow often melts from the sunlight and warmer day temperatures and then re-freezes at night when the temperature drops. Keeping rock salt, sand or ash on the ground will help avoid ice from forming on the sidewalk.
For additional information on snow removal laws in New York or if you were injured from an icy sidewalk contact Frank J. Dito Jr. Staten Island injury lawyer at 718-979-4300 or fill out our online contact form.