When it snows the Delaware Department of Transportation is cleaning up the sidewalks along 238 miles of its roads.
And clearing out the snow this month along 70 miles its roadways cost the state $260-thousand.
Jim Westoff with DelDOT told the Wilmington News Journal that if the sidewalks were not cleaned off people would be put in danger by being forced to walk on the roadways.
The cleanup does not include the sidewalks in cities and towns which are excluded from the program.
But that still leaves 238 out of 520miles of sidewalk in the state along state maintained highways.
The sidewalk program is part of DelDOT’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act which requires pedestrian facilities be kept in working condition for people with disabilities.