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Here are some tips and techniques for staying safe this winter by clearing snow from paths and driveways.

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Clearing snow from paths and driveways

Clearing snow from paths
and driveways

  • Use footwear that has good grip or you might slip and injure yourself. Wear visible clothing so you can be more clearly seen by traffic.

  • Clear snow early in the day. It's a lot easier to move loose snow rather than packed snow that people have been walking on.

  • Don't use hot water to clear your path. You will just replace the snow with even more dangerous black ice.

  • If you are shovelling snow, plan where you are going to put it in advance. Otherwise you might be simply shifting the problem from one place to another.

  • Don't pile snow over drains because this might stop melting snow from draining away.

  • Clear a small path down the centre of the area you're clearing first, so you have a safe surface to walk on. Then you can shovel from the centre to the sides.

  • When you have cleared the area, spread some Ezi-Melt gritting salt to prevent ice from forming. Use a heavier application on steps and slopes.

  • If you neighbours have difficulty with mobility, why not offer to clear their paths as well?



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