No one is going to argue the fact that Mother Nature dumped on the Sioux Empire big time during our recent snow-maggeddon winter weather event.

Even with a snowblower, that volume of snowfall is difficult to remove. The big challenge many of us are having right now is trying to find a place to stack all our snow.

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Marc Elliott-Townsquare Media Sioux Falls
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The City of Sioux Falls generally gives its residents (48) hours to clear sidewalks and walkways of snow and ice accumulation after a typical snowfall.

Often times people will submit a complaint to the city when a resident fails to clear a sidewalk or walkway sufficiently. According to Dakota News Now, should a complaint be submitted, the city will notify the resident in question with either a door hanger or a phone call.

Once notified, the resident has (24) hours to break out their shovel and get to work. Failure to do so will result in a $100 citation. The city will also hire a contractor who will then clear the sidewalk, which the resident is also expected to pay for. All and all it ends up being somewhat of a costly little experience.

Matt Tobias, the Neighborhood Revitalization manager for the city of Sioux Falls told Dakota News Now, “A lot of people are walking to and from neighborhoods. There are kids walking to bus stops, so it’s very important that we enforce that ordinance because people have to get around if they don’t have a car.”

Once it snows, the city asks that its residents clear their walkways down to the pavement, edge to edge.

Take a look at the Sioux Falls snow removal ordinance and get a better understanding of what is expected after every significant snowfall here.

Source: Dakota News Now

Scenes From Blizzard

A foot of snow in Sioux Falls!

Winds blowing that snow into nasty drifts!

That scene repeated all over the Sioux Empire. The BLizzard of February 2023 was a cold, snowy mess. AKA, just another South Dakota winter. We can handle it. It sucks, but we got this.

We asked to see your view of the storm, here's what you saw:

A Survival Guide For Your First Winter in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the rest of the Sioux Empire (AKA southeastern South Dakota) are welcoming thousands of new residents every year.

Many of you new folks will be experiencing your first eastern South Dakota winter. While it doesn't usually get as bad as our Dakota friends up north, I speak from experience when I say it can get a little rough.

So, to help ease you into winter in Sioux Falls and South Dakota here are some winter survival tips:


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