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How to Deal With A Snowstorm
Winter in Northern Utah usually means at least one big snowstorm. This means there will be snow that needs to be shovelled so access to your property is clear. It also means a possible power outage.

Here's How:

  1. Shovel the walkway in front of/beside your house. This not only helps you get in and out, but also helps the letter carrier, delivery people, etc.
  2. Make sure any fire hydrant near your property is shovelled out. You wouldn't want the fire fighters to have to spend extra time digging if it was your house in danger.
  3. Same for your mail boxes, electic meters, phone -- help the people who are coming to your house to help you.
  4. The City asks you have your garbage cans out by 7am and remove them as soon as they are emptied if you can. The truck needs 3 feet of space around the can in order to maneuver their equipment.
  5. Be sure to check on neighbors who may need help.
  6. If your power is affected by the storm--ie you don't have any--it is best to go to a shelter (the Red Cross will provide transportation) or to a friend's house where there is power. Please don't use grills or generators inside because of the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Also, keep the candles to a minimum and only use them where they can be monitored. Candles are number one cause of house fires.

Backroads of Utah
by Theresa A. Husarik

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