If you haven’t broken out that snow shovel yet, just look outside because...soon, it will be time. The City of Missoula would like to remind residents of their responsibility to keep their walks clear when the snow hits. Shoveling snow on the sidewalk in front of your property is courteous....and it’s the law.

The Missoula laws require residents to clear sidewalks of snow and ice by 9 a.m. after each snowfall and to keep their sidewalks free of snow and ice. Remember that chemical deicers containing chloride may damage the concrete surfaces of their sidewalks. The ordinance includes businesses, which benefit from providing customers with safe places to walk.

Get ready. It's coming. Be courteous!