With snow expected to start falling on Monday night and last until Wednesday, some shoveling will be on the way too.
 
Businesses in Fort Saskatchewan are required to remove snow within 24 hours of a snowfall to comply with the safety bylaw.
 
"Any good businessman will tell you that they want to encourage people to come to their establishment and that's why they're going to want to clean it off," said Matt Lowther, City of Fort Saskatchewan supervisor for municipal services.
 
Businesses are allowed to place safety salt and sand down on packed snow and ice to help increase foot traction.
 
"For us, it comes to public safety. Of course there's liability attached to an issue where someone could slip and fall in front of your store," added Lowther.
 
Fines for those who don't comply with the bylaw can reach up to $200 per offense.
 
As for residential houses, they have their own similar rules to follow.
 

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