Kerry fined $50 for not shoveling sidewalk in Boston

Secretary of State John Kerry was fined $50 for failing to clear the snow from sidewalk on the side of his home in Boston.

The area received more than two feet of snow from a blizzard that hampered the Northeast earlier this week. It prompted Mayor Martin Walsh to crack down on anyone who left snow on the sidewalks in front of their homers and businesses.

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

The Boston Globe reported that a snow removal company was on the way to clear the snow from Kerry's home. The company saw yellow hazard tape next to the brick mansion, which was used to warn pedestrians about snow and ice falling from the roof of the building.

The company mistook the tape for police tape and thought that part of the sidewalk was off limits. However, by the time was shovelers  removed the snow, Kerry already received the fine.

Kerry's spokesman Glen Johnson told the paper that Kerry will "gladly pay the ticket" and added that he hopes it is the last blizzard of the year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report