Duluth Police remind citizens of snow removal ordinance

By KBJR News 1

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Laura Sedlock digs her car out of a parking space on Carlton Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the area Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

February 12, 2013 Updated Feb 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Duluth Police Department is reminding reminding citizens that it is illegal to remove snow from property and place it on city streets, sidewalks, alleys, or other public grounds.

The Police Department has received complaints about snow removal since the recent winter storm.

(Sec. 45-73.) Depositing, etc., accumulations of snow on lots, etc., prohibited states:

"The depositing, placing or throwing, upon any of the public sidewalks, ways or other public grounds, Of snow or accumulations thereof for the purpose of removing such snow or accumulation thereof from any lot, tract or parcel of land, is hereby prohibited. No person, as owner, lessee, occupant, tenant or agent, of any lot, parcel or tract of land, shall allow, authorize, direct or permit another to do or cause to be done any of the things forbidden by this Section. (Ord. No. 6871, § 10.)"

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