2018-01-10 / Front Page

Clear Snow Around Hydrants

By Liz Goff
Officials at the city’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the FDNY are asking for help from the public to clear snow from fire hydrants throughout Queens and the other boroughs.

OEM officials issued the request during the snowstorm that dumped up to a foot of snow on parts of Queens on January 4.

“Snow covered fire hydrants are a potentially dangerous condition that can impede fire fighting operations,” authorities said. “The FDNY is asking property owners to help by clearing snow from fire hydrants in front or adjacent to their property.”

Property owners have been advised to keep watch over their sidewalks and shovel snow that has spilled from their curbside, snow that has been tossed by vehicle owners or others who disrupt the piles, an FDNY spokesperson said. “If you hear someone playing in the snow outside your home, check to make sure they haven’t spread the snow,” fire officials said. “Make sure to keep your sidewalk clear of snow and ice conditions that could cause pedestrian accidents.”








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