Snow is heavy and can put a great deal of strain on decks. If you can safely shovel the snow from your deck, do so.
Clear Fire Hydrants
Firefighters need to be able to quickly locate fire hydrants, or lives and property could be lost. You can help by clearing a three-foot radius around hydrants near your home or business.
Businesses should take steps to clear the snow from emergency exits.
Clear Storm Drains
After a large snow, as the temperatures increase, the potential for flooding exists. Make sure that the snow is cleared from storm drains to prevent pooling and flooding that may result from melting snow.
Avoid injury and over exertion by pacing yourself and taking frequent breaks to rest, gently stretch your back, arms and legs. Be careful when shoveling snow, clearing ice, pushing a car, or similar activities.