Snow Day Tips
It’s snowing and, even if you are a lifelong New Englander, you still may be wondering about the best ways to deal with snow so here are some tips.
- Dress appropriately: Wear warm, waterproof clothing, gloves, and a hat. Layering is key, so you can adjust your clothing as needed throughout the day.
- Use the right tools: Make sure you have a snow shovel, ice scraper, and snow brush for your car. Also, consider buying ice melt or sand to help with traction on sidewalks and driveways.
- Clear snow early and often: It’s easier to remove a few inches of snow at a time than to wait until there’s a foot of snow on the ground. Clear your driveway and sidewalks as soon as possible to prevent snow and ice buildup.
- Be careful when walking: Snow and ice can be slippery, so walk carefully and wear shoes with good traction. Use handrails if they’re available
- Check your car before driving: Clear off all snow and ice from your car, including the roof. Make sure your windshield wipers are working and your tires have enough tread.
- Drive carefully: Snow and ice can make roads slippery, so reduce your speed and increase your following distance. If you start to skid, steer into the skid and don’t slam on the brakes.
- Stay informed: Check weather reports and road conditions before heading out. Consider postponing non-essential trips if conditions are bad.
- Prepare for power outages: Snowstorms can sometimes cause power outages. Be prepared with flashlights, batteries, and blankets. Avoid using candles, which can be a fire hazard.
And, if you are feeling overwhelmed, feel free to call in the professionals at P&L.