Reminder: Keep fire hydrants clear of snow

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LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – We’ve seen a lot of snow in the area during the past week and more is on way.

So when you’re digging, snowblowing, plowing or shoveling snow from your driveway and sidewalks take a few minutes to clear the area around any fire hydrants on your property.

Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth tells 6 News that keeping hydrants accessible can save critical minutes during a major fire.

When clearing snow from around a fire hydrant be sure to clear snow from all sides of the hydrant.

That will give firefighters plenty of room when connecting hoses during a fire.

Think about this: If your house was on fire would you want firefighters digging through the snow trying to find a hydrant?

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