We're dealing with a record amount of snow this month, so the city of Rochester has some handy reminders about what you need to do.

We broke the record for the amount of snow that's fallen in Rochester last weekend already, and there could more in the forecast this weekend. So, the city of Rochester is reminding residents like you and me on what to do with all the white stuff.

In a post on the city's website, there are several helpful reminders of how to keep your property safe and snow-free during all these snowstorms. They include:

  • Staying safe around high snow banks
  • Making sure bus stops near your property are clear of snow
  • Making sure the snow is cleared from around your mailbox
  • Making sure your garbage cans are set back on your property (not out in the street) so plows don't hit them

The city is also reminding that, no, you can't just keep your car parked on the street the entire winter. "City Ordinance states vehicles are not allowed to park on the street for more than twelve (12) consecutive hours in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the snow plow operations. Violations are subject to a parking ticket and a possible towing," the site says.

The site also addresses things like the schedule the city uses to plows streets, what's changed if you live on a cul-de-sac, how the city decides to use salt or sand on area roads, and other topics.

And, of course, it also reminds us we all have 24 hours after a snowstorm to get those sidewalks shoveled! (Which, we've all done a lot lately, right?!?) For more information, you can read the city's entire article HERE.

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