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Today's Mannerly Moment: Snow Etiquette!!

Today's Mannerly Moment gives you a few pointers for politely dealing with SNOW!!

SNOW ETIQUETTE

As we continue to see flurries of beautiful snow in our area, here are 5 essential tips for minding your manners when it snows!!

1. Clean off your car (including the roof) before taking it to the streets. This is mainly for safety reasons as snow flying off of your car can impair the view of drivers behind you.

2. When borrowing a snow blower or shovel from a neighbor, return it in its original condition, if not cleaner! Be sure to refill the gas tank of the blower as well.

3. If you’d like a meaningful way to “pay it forward,” consider grooming your neighbor’s driveway/sidewalk as well. Especially if they are elderly and/or ill, take a few extra moments to clear their walkway and the area around their mailbox.

4. Removing the snow from your property is fine, but be careful not to simply displace it onto your neighbor’s driveway or walkway. Also, be aware that smaller cars might get stuck in the street if you pile it there, so it’s best to find a spot on your own property to make your pile.

5. Talk to your kids about snowball fight behavior. A good snowball war is always a fun tradition, but please remind your children that they should never aim for others' faces (snow can cut!) and that throwing snowballs at moving cars or other people’s property is always a No-No.

Enjoy this beautiful season!

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Lady Blake February 09, 2013 at 02:59 AM
You are correct, there is a law on this.
Roger February 09, 2013 at 03:54 AM
#4, there is an ordinance in some communities about piling your snow in the street (as #4 suggests).
cc February 09, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Most Boroughs and Townships have laws that your not allowed to place the snow in the street but not everyone follows this
Ed M February 09, 2013 at 12:42 PM
It would be really great if the borough did something about the people who don't clean their walks.
Jacquelyn Flesner February 09, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Thank you for all of the comments. May we all continue to set a good example for others in hopes that they'll catch on!

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