Two weekends ago the snow shut us down. Who dug us out? Who hit the streets, the county roads, the state highways? Our plow drivers. So we teamed up with Pasquale's Neighborhood Pizzeria to say Thank You.

Please check out the video, and remember, whatever the weekend weather brings, be super patient, speed and carelessness could literally get you killed.

And thank you to Pasquale Presa. When it comes to the community, we're proud to partner with you!

THE TRUTH ABOUT SIDEWALKS IN ROCHESTER, MN

Some people just don't shovel the walks in front of their homes. And you're supposed to, Its a city ordinance, and your neighbors can turn you in if you don't. But what's Rochester's role in the whole sidewalk world?

From the Rochester MN website...

The City of Rochester provides supplemental service to help property owners clear their sidewalks during a substantial winter storm. The City plows sidewalks when 4 inches of new snow has accumulated. Property owners are responsible to remove any remaining snow and ice.

Sidewalk snow plowing facts

  • The City plows sidewalks when 4” of new snow has freshly fallen, dependent upon weather events and forecasts, and the condition of the sidewalks.
  • The City plows all sidewalks that are at least five feet in width.
  • The City plows 878 miles of sidewalks. These miles are divided into distinct sidewalk plow runs of approximately 15 miles.
  • Each sidewalk plow run takes about five hours to complete.
  • Depending on the severity of a storm, sidewalk snow plowing policies must sometimes be altered to meet the needs of the situation.
  • The City uses private contractors to plow sidewalks.
  • Sidewalk plowing usually happens in the evening and early morning when pedestrian traffic is lowest, but this schedule is modified to respond to actual storm conditions.

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