Finally, warm temperatures have arrived! Yep it is 42 degrees. And all the snow is melting and tonight when it dips below freezing, will freeze again. Icy surfaces to walk and drive on cause issues, so lets be careful.
Why not look to our Northern neighbors to see what they do when confronted with ice that you have to walk across? The Canadian Safety Council put out these useful tips:
1. Carry a small bag of grit or sand in your pocket and sprinkle on the icy sidewalk, steps, etc.
2. Keep entrances clear of ice and snow.
3. Locate community service helpers who can help remove snow, bring groceries or transport you to where you need to be.
4. Slow down and keep your body loose when walking to avoid harming yourself.
5. Bend your knees so you are closer to the ground.
6. Try shuffling or dragging your feet to avoid slipping.
Hoping that those friendly neighbors in Canada know more about this type of weather than we do! To read more from the Canadian Safety Council click here.
Thanks for reading. Walk Safe!