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Snow and ice leave sidewalks, side streets slippery

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The city is also not responsible for cleaning up sidewalks unless, we were told, it's surrounding a city-owned building. The city is also not responsible for cleaning up sidewalks unless, we were told, it's surrounding a city-owned building.
City workers are on overtime working to clear all major city roads, but that still leaves neighbors having to count on each other to weather the storm. City workers are on overtime working to clear all major city roads, but that still leaves neighbors having to count on each other to weather the storm.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A messy start to the weekend for many whose neighborhood roads were still frozen and covered with snow.

"They do good for the thoroughfares but for the people in the neighborhoods, it's pretty bad," Louisville resident, Dana McDonald said.

That's because the city does not treat or clean up any feeder streets. A city spokesman told us that would only happen if there was a declared snow emergency. Even then, the neighborhood clean up would be at the discretion of the mayor.

"I would love that someone would at least come through with a scrapper on the streets at least because I've watched a lot of cars just slide and slide into the intersection," another resident, William Milan explained.

The First Philadelphia Ministry took matters...and shovels...into their own hands. The group jotted down license plate numbers after witnessing hit and runs.

"Because the streets are not iced...not salted up in here, they'll hit the corner and hit the cars that are parked," McDonald said.

The city is also not responsible for cleaning up sidewalks unless, we were told, it's surrounding a city-owned building. The church is expecting up to 70 people for Sunday service, leaving them in fear of being sued.

"I don't want to slip and fall and I don't want someone else to slip and fall out here," a church member told WAVE 3 news.

City workers are on overtime working to clear all major city roads, but that still leaves neighbors having to count on each other to weather the storm.

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