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Police: Snow Removal Citations, Ice Injuries Highlight Hazard Conditions

Pelham police cracked down on business and home owners who failed to clear their property last week.

Village of Pelham police were serious about enforcing the 24 hour rule for clearing walkways after last week's snow storm which deposited more than 10 inches of snow.

Nine violations were issued last Tuesday, February 12 for failure to clear snow and ice within 24 hours of snowfall as required by village code. Police noted at least two residents who received citations were seniors.

There were also two unrelated cases of Pelhamites suffering injury after slipping on ice.

Pelham Village Administrator Robert Yamuder said that code enforcement was very important but the village also did everything they could to give homeowners leeway to comply with the 24 hour requirement.

Two residences on Second Ave. and 2 residences on Seventh Ave. as well as residences on Benedict Pl., Fifth Ave., Highbrook Ave. and Pell Place were cited. Police also attempted to cite a third house on Second Ave. but were thwarted by a poorly maintained front porch and steps; that house was reported to the building department for follow-up. Police also cited a closed business on Fifth Ave.

Giving those village violations a larger context were two weather-related injuries reported during the same period.

A Monterey Ave. homeowner was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center last Wednesday morning after slipping on a patch of black ice in her driveway and injuring one of her ankles. 

Employees at M.A.D. Cafe came to the rescue of a woman who slipped in the crosswalk at Wolfs Lane and Sparks Ave. Police report the helpful employees quickly salted the icy patch. The woman reportedly hurt her shoulder and neck and suffered minor cuts to her hands and legs.

Police also received a call last Wednesday about 2 people falling at the top of a staircase in Lot 3. Village workers were notified to address the situation.

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