Not shoveling snow from your sidewalk can lead to tragic accidents. Recently, a Connecticut teenager walking to school was forced to leave the sidewalk and walk on the side of the street because the sidewalk was not cleared of snow. As she walked onto the street, she was hit by a car resulting in a fractured hip. With the brutal cold, strong winds, and large snowfalls, this Connecticut winter is proving to be one of the toughest winters of recent memory. It has also been tough on homeowners who have to keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice. But, it is a responsibility that has to be kept. The consequences of not shoveling the sidewalk can be serious. Many Connecticut towns and cities require the removal of snow from sidewalks within 24 hours of the snowfall.