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Heavy snow needs attention


SUMMIT COUNTY – Higher than average snowfall in Summit County this year has the potential to damage buildings and impede delivery of emergency services.Homeowners, business owners and property management companies should be aware of their responsibility to maintain buildings and clear snow from hydrants and gas meters, Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue public affairs coordinator Rachel Hanson said.Flat-roofed structures are particularly susceptible to blocked drainage. Recesses in a flat roof can prevent snow from blowing off. As the snow deepens all drainage is blocked and melting snow has nowhere to go.Blocked drains around buildings can also affect gas meters and building systems. The Xcel Energy website (www.xcelenergy.com) provides information about gas meters and how to maintain them.”We would like the public’s help in keeping these fire hydrants clear so that in the case of an emergency, we are better able to protect lives and properties,” Deputy Chief Jeff Berino said.Heavy accumulation of snow also makes it harder for emergency vehicles. No snow should ever be plowed from driveways, private parking or any private property onto public rights of way.In Frisco, all vehicles, including delivery vehicles, are prohibited from obstructing traffic or pedestrians. In general, there is no parking allowed on Frisco streets or alleys between midnight and 6 a.m. In the town’s Core Area, which includes Main Street, adjacent side streets and designated public parking areas, no parking is allowed between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Main Street also has a two hour parking limit.

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