Another risk of winter is snow and ice on sidewalks and the risk of falls. Or snow and ice may accumulate to the point that it’s impossible for people with disabilities to travel through those areas.
If snow and ice on sidewalks are a problem in your area or walking route, know whom to call. In most communities city officials enforce regulations on sidewalk snow and ice removal. Most communities have ordinances calling for sidewalks to be cleared within 24 to 48 hours of a snowfall. Sidewalks at transit stops are typically the responsibility of the transit agency.
Sidewalks are typically to be cleared to the bare surface. You can be anonymous when you report an icy spot snow-covered sidewalk.