BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder is one of many cities with a shoveling ordinance, which means residents have 24 hours to clear public sidewalks after a snow fall. The city lifted enforcement last weekend, but that’s come to an end.

With more than 42 inches of snow accumulating in Boulder just last month, many people feel the shoveling is never-ending. Residents have tried to keep up, but sidewalks are still far from clear. This past weekend the city said it would be lenient on enforcing the shoveling law given how much snow fell over a short amount of time — but it’s back to normal enforcement now.

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“It just makes sense because you can slip, and anybody with accessibility issues, it’s hard to get around the corners and clear the corners as well,” Boulder resident Bylo Farmer said.

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“Over the weekend, just to shovel it, and then turn around and have it completely blanketed all over again was super difficult,” Boulder resident Miranda Encina said.

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Normal enforcement means if residents don’t get the sidewalks in front of their property clear within 24 hours from the end of the storm, the city could issue a notice making the resident pay for city crews come shovel for them.

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The same shoveling rules apply to people who live in Denver and Fort Collins.