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Ypsilanti Residents Given More Time To Dig Out Of This Week's Snowstorm

Feb 26, 2016

Resident Shoveling Snow
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Normally, Ypsilanti residents have 24 hours to clear snow from walkways.  Some residents may have the entire weekend to shovel.

There's almost 6 inches of snow in Ypsilanti.  Eastern Michigan is on spring break, and most area homes and businesses won't be checked until Monday.  Assistant to Ypsilanti city manager Ericka Savage explains what the city deals with.

"We do have to deal with competing interests, because we are a walkable community, and we're a university town.  We do get a lot of complaints when people do not shovel promptly, so we have to be reasonable to give people time to shovel, but we also have to be reasonable to make it walkable."

The city will treat resident and business roads.  Eastern Michigan University and other colleges will treat their own walkways.

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