It’s snowing as I write this. Yes, again. In this post I want to share resources and action tips that might make dealing with this harsh winter easier. Interested? Keep reading.
If you’ve had to re-shovel a driveway or walkway entrance/exit after a snow plow truck blocked it in, watch this short video: Shoveling tip to stop snow from blocking driveway
Whether playing offense with that shoveling tactic will work for you seems to depend on your driveway’s configuration and other factors. After the last snow storm, there was so much snow already piled up on both sides of my driveway before it melted that there was nowhere else to put it.
If you need to go out before it becomes more advisable to stay in, you can get updates about road conditions and weather changes in your Facebook newsfeed by following Stephenson County Emergency Management Agency. The page also shares severe weather preparation tips. As the snow melts and rain falls, keep an eye out for flood watches posted there also.
You can find out what’s going on with trash pick up and other municipal matters by following Freeport City Hall‘s Facebook page. Today I read that the city recently received 1,000 tons of salt.
It’s not something that I normally think of or pay attention to: I saw a post in my Facebook newsfeed asking residents to help firefighters by keeping hydrants clear of snow. Anyone with a shovel, the desire and energy to do it can help. It is a seemingly small task that could speed up the process of putting out a fire in winter, perhaps save someone’s life. That’s a big deal!
If you have tips on how to win the snow plow truck vs. human battle, leave a comment here on the blog.
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