NYC Issued 10,000 Tickets for Failing To Remove Snow

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City has issued more than 10,000 tickets this winter to property owners for failing to clear snow and ice from sidewalks.

Under city law, businesses, homeowners and other property owners have four hours from the time the snow stops to clear pavements. A first offense fine is $100 to $150 and up to $350 for multiple violations. Since 2010, 42,000 tickets have been issued.

The Bronx had the worst offenders, where just 10 properties alone got 331 tickets. Brooklyn was second with 14,000 tickets and Queens had 13,000. Manhattan had 1,800 tickets, 4 percent of the total issued.