Some streets in the town do not receive much direct sunlight, prohibiting a natural thaw of snow and ice. Consequently, ice build up will block storm drains and create hazardous conditions if it forms over the sidewalk. It is very difficult to remove this ice build up without causing damage to concrete and asphalt. This ice will not melt until the temperature is above freezing for an extended period of time. If the ice is on a sidewalk adjacent to private property, then it is the property owner’s responsibility to remove it.