Casper Fire-EMS Offers Tips for Drivers and Diggers
There's this old joke of somebody calling a TV weather reporter and saying, "I just shoveled a foot of 'partly cloudy' off my driveway."
Well, it's no joke that the New Year's winter storm walloped Natrona County with 12 inches to 24 inches of snow -- not counting drifting -- depending where you are.
Which leaves us having to dig out from it all, and knowing how to drive with it.
The Casper Fire-EMS Department offers these tips for drivers and diggers:
- Take care of yourself as you take care of your home and family.
- Do NOT move snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots over fire hydrants. If a hydrant is buried from snow removal or drifting, you can help the city by digging out the hydrant - a yard in all directions.
- Stay hydrated.
- Dress warmly in layers. Adjust outerwear as the temperature fluctuates.
- Take frequent breaks.
- Make sure that your body is capable of shoveling snow - if you're not sure, ask your doctor for advice.
- Operate all machinery according to the owner's manual.
- Consider high-visibility clothing or accessories when shoveling near traffic, snow removal equipment, and traffic.
If you have questions, message us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Casper Fire-EMS at (307) 235-8222.