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Thursday February 5th, 2015

Posted at 9:20pm

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Winter is a great season for outdoor activities, but the Town of Tecumseh wants you to be safe.

Snow banks, cold weather, and ice can be fun but also dangerous for children. Playing near roadways is not the safest choice in the winter.

The Town’s Public Works Department is asking parents and caregivers to teach their children a few important rules to go along with winter play:

  • Stay away from snowplows and snow blowers.
  • Choose play areas away from roads, fences and water.
  • Take extra caution when crossing roads. It might be hard for drivers to see you playing if they have snowy or frosty windows. Icy roads can also make it difficult to stop.
  • Snowballs should never be aimed at people or cars. They are especially dangerous when the snow is hard-packed or icy.
  • Building forts and tunnels can be fun, but this activity should always be supervised by an adult. Forts and tunnels can collapse and suffocate you and should not be built near the road.
  • Don’t play on roadside snow banks. Snow plow drivers or other drivers may not see you.
  • Snow plow safety is something that everyone who is on or near roadways should be aware of. The operators are performing a necessary function, and if they are able to focus on their work without distractions, the process will run smoothly.

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