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Tips To Tackle Winter 2019
Dated: December 18 2018
First Day of Winter is December 21st, though winter weather often arrives in Minnesota much sooner. How do you prepare for winter? Here are some things the Public Works Department recommends citizens consider before winter arrives.
Start up your snow blower and dust off your shovel
Contact a snow removal service
inspect your mailbox
Store a container of sidewalk salt and sad at entryways
Install reflective yard markers
Stay back and away from snow plows
Winter Parking rules include no parking after 2 inches of snowfall. Move vehicles from the street when a snowstorm is occurring. More information can be found in the winter parking map on the city's website. Residents must clear sidewalks within 36 hours. Commercial locations have 24 hours to clear sidewalks. Do not deposit snow in the street, as this is a violation of state law and city ordinance due to the hazardous conditions it creates.
Catch basins and storm inlets must remain free from snow and ice, leaves and other debris. Keep an eye on the street drains and small drainage ditches in front of your home or on your street all year long.
Damage to sod will be seeded in the spring. Mailboxes directly hit by the plow will be repaired or replaced. Report damage to publicworks@ShakopeeMN.gov. Be aware: Damage caused by snow hitting mailboxes that have not been properly maintained will not be covered by the city.
Stay up to date with your local weather. Make sure you know the terminology of these weather warnings.
Watch: Be aware, a storm is likely.
Warning: Take action. A storm is entering the area.
Subscribe to alerts wherever you get news or information and check the weather forecast before leaving the house.
While it's fun to play in the snow, remind children it is dangerous to play in snowbanks piled at the end of a road or driveway. Snow in a six-foot snow bank can weigh as much as 1,000 pounds. Additionally, plow drivers add snow to snowbanks during plowing. Children tunneling into snowbanks can be trapped or killed by a snow plow.
Winter tips from the mechanics at Shakopee Public Works
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