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METRO -- As thick, heavy snow blankets the region and continues to fall there's a few things you should know about removing snow.

With this sticky thick snow, removal services are going to have their work cut out for them and some will be working late into the night.

If you're not fortunate enough to have a service hired, keep a few things in mind here.

In Fargo, you are required by ordinance to clear your sidewalks of ice and now within 24 hours of the end of snowfall.

There are similar rules in play in West Fargo and Moorhead as well, put simply, your sidewalks need to be clear enough to walk on shortly after snowfall ends.

Just as city plows have been working almost nonstop to keep main roads clear, it's been a lot of work for private snow removers making sure lots are ready.

Some have put in 24 hours of clearance after our latest snow storm.

“We probably started 3:30 yesterday morning. We'll keep going until 6, 7 in the morning. Whenever the job gets done,” said Jeremy Lindstrom, Glacier Snow Management.

If you need help removing snow because of "limited physical ability", the city of West Fargo does offer assistance through the Public Works Department. (701 443-5400)

The city of Fargo also has a snow removal assistance program you can learn more about, here.

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