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Snow Safety Tips

Snow safety tips: clearing snow from your car, walkways, and from around fire hydrants.

Mother Nature has finally given us some snow. We must remember to be safe before, during and after snow falls.

We all must do our part to help one another; how you can help the .? Please remove snow from around fire hydrants in your neighborhood. All residents must remove the snow from their walkways.

If there is a hydrant along your path please try to clear the snow from around that hydrant. Doing so will make it easier for us to be able to use that hydant if there is a fire on your street. 

Please do not throw the snow back onto the already plowed streets. Doing this creates a safety hazard for your neighbors and creates more work for our highway department.

When removing snow from your vehicle, please remove all the snow and ice off your car. One of the most unsafe acts is to keep the snow and ice on the roofs, trunks, and hoods of you car or truck. How many of you have been behind a vehicle with snow and ice still on it and chunks have flown off striking your windshield? Acording to the Pennsylvain vehicle code:

SNOW/ICE REMOVAL LAW

Under this law, which went into effect July 10, 2006, motorists will face severe fines if snow or ice that falls from their vehicle causes injury or death to other motorists or pedestrians. When snow or ice is dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing death or serious bodily injury, the operator of the vehicle from which the snow or ice came is subject to a fine of $200 to $1,000 for each offense. PennDOT urges motorists to remove all ice and snow from their vehicles before traveling.

Please enjoy the winter season and always remember to be safe.

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