Yerevan (and the region) experienced quite a snow storm last week. Yerevan usually doesn’t get a whole lot of snow, even though it’s cold in the winter, since there isn’t much precipitation. A few inches here, an inch there. On Wednesday/Thursday it snowed almost non-stop. The snow piled up to one or two feet and things got pretty messy. There were snow plows working on the streets, but it wasn’t enough and the sidewalks were a disaster too. Then it finally warmed up a little and things got slushy and then cold again without snow, so the slush turned to ice, and many sidewalks are no fun. Shoveling snow right away off of sidewalks is not something all the businesses do. Even a large hotel like Ani Plaza just shovels a strip in front of the door and leaves the rest of the sidewalks as icy obstacle courses, even though no doubt many of their guests are walking around a bit as well as coming and going in cabs. I think a law requiring businesses to shovel the whole length of their property on the day it snows would be a good thing.