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Kerry Fined for Not Shoveling Snow

FILE - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been ticketed $50 for failing to clear the sidewalk outside his Boston home after a snow storm pummeled the northeastern United States this week.

After a blizzard dumped 60 centimeters of snow on his city, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to crack down on anyone who left the sidewalks around their homes and businesses buried in snow.

On Thursday, officials tagged Kerry with a $50 fine Thursday morning for failing to clear the snow from the side of his Beacon Hill mansion.

Kerry was in Saudi Arabia attending the funeral of King Abdullah with President Barack Obama.

A spokesman for Kerry said the country's top diplomat will promptly pay the fine.

Snow shovelers hired by Kerry finished clearing the sidewalk late Thursday morning.