3 Key Snow Shovel Tips for Today

Posted 11:45 a.m.

As the snow falls across the region today, snow removal will be top of mind. Here are three key tips to keep in mind when shoveling:

Snow shovel safety tips

1.) Help clear sidewalks in your neighborhood, especially near school bus stops for when school re-opens. The county and state do not remove snow from public sidewalks.

2.) Seconds count if a fire breaks out, so clear a 3-foot radius around hydrants in your neighborhood.

3.) If you have a history of heart disease, do not shovel without your doctor’s OK. Call 9-1-1 if there’s chest discomfort.

We have more snow removal tips, including storm drains, accessible parking spaces and more.


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One response to “3 Key Snow Shovel Tips for Today”

  1. joe FFX County says :

    You call these tips? Really? Better title would have been 2 requests and 1 common sense reminder. Tips are supposed to be helpful.