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Do cities and towns have to keep sidewalks clear of snow?

Public entities (like cities or towns) have a responsibility to maintain accessible features that they control under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This includes clearing snow from accessible routes of travel. While the ADA does not mandate an exact period of time (i.e., 12 hours, 24 hours, etc.) when snow must be removed, the expectation is that snow removal on accessible routes is prioritized in order to provide access for pedestrians with disabilities.



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