Brooklyn Councilman Rafael Espinal wants residents to shovel snow properly and safely

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A winter storm warning is in effect for the area until Friday morning. (February 12, 2014 8:20 PM)

A Brooklyn councilman spent Wednesday visiting homeowners in East New York to offer tips on how to shovel sidewalks safely.

Councilman Rafael Espinal says shoveling snow from the sidewalk into the street makes it difficult and dangerous for drivers, especially snowplows.

"We should keep the snow on the side of the sidewalk. That way cars can drive down the street and our streets don't...

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