While RIDOT and municipal public works departments plow and treat the roads, in many communities it is the responsibility of the property owner to keep the sidewalks clear and passable in front of their homes or businesses.
We recommend you contact your local city or town public works department for information on rules and regulations regarding sidewalks. Some communities have laws that require sidewalks to be cleared within a specified time following a storm.
Also, cities and towns often issue parking bans leading up to snowstorms. Your cooperation aids us and municipalities in clearing the roads as quickly and thoroughly as possible. And, it could help you avoid a ticket or tow!