THE SNOW CODE
Clear the snow or
ice early in the day – it is easier to move fresh, loose snow rather than hard
snow that has packed together from people walking on it.
Move the snow
onto a porous surface such as grass verge or garden or along the kerb away from
Do not move snow
to a location where it will create another risk such as another part of the
pavement, road or where people are likely to walk.
Cover the cleared
path with salt before nightfall to stop it refreezing overnight.
Use salt or sand
– not water - you can use ordinary table or dishwasher salt- a tablespoon for
each square metre you clear should work.
Offer to clear
your neighbours’ paths and check that any elderly or disabled neighbours are
alright in the cold weather.
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR SNOW CLEARANCE
A snow shovel or snow pusher (or a hard edged
shovel for compacted ice).
Salt, sand or
grit (to stop the surfaces from refreezing).
A bucket to
collect, store and move grit.
THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY
impossible for all roads and pavements to be cleared and treated during adverse
weather. The best way to ensure that as many pavements as possible are treated
quickly is through self help and community spirit. HDC fully supports the task
of self help and snow clearance and would ask individuals to clear their
driveways, access roads and pavements outside their homes and businesses. This
shared response will free up Council resources and allow Council workers to
concentrate on the remaining priority pavement network and deal with the more
vulnerable members of our community who may need help.
The 2016/2017 Winter Maintenance Plan
can be accessed here