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Report: More NYers Getting Tickets for Not Shoveling Sidewalks

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More New Yorkers reportedly are getting buried under a flurry of tickets for not shoveling their sidewalks.

According to the Daily News, Sanitation Department numbers show more than 2,000 tickets
were written in the first three weeks of 2014 to homeowners and landlords for not shoveling.

At that pace, the number of tickets handed out this year would more than double the total from 2013.

The Daily News says that most of the people are not paying the fines.

More than $580,000 in summonses were issued last year, but only a little more than $40,000 has been paid.

Fines for not shoveling your walk range from $100 for a first offense to up to $350 for a third offense.

By law, property owners must clear their sidewalks within four hours after the snow has stopped, but if the snow ends after 9 p.m., they have until 11 a.m. the next day to shovel.

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