Snowy winter predicted in Johnson County — see if your city requires homeowners to shovel sidewalks

Many cities in Johnson County require their residents to shovel snow and deice sidewalks adjacent to their property, with some municipal ordinances levying fines for those who don't. Filed image.

Ok, we realize it’s not even Halloween yet, but residents of Johnson County may want to make sure they have their snow shovels ready.

This winter could be a harsh one, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which says the greater Kansas city area is predicted to be  cold and snowy this upcoming winter.