Winter reminders

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this winter is expected to have below average temperatures for two-thirds of the country. With this season upon us, it is important to take preventative measures to remain safe. The most helpful way to not only keep yourself and others safe during these cold months is to salt your sidewalks.

Icy sidewalks are sometimes overlooked when it comes to winter injuries. However, icy sidewalks are hazards that can lead to injuries all over the body including hips, knees, the spine, and brain. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, it is estimated that 28 percent of all spinal cord injuries are cause by slip and fall accidents. These are injuries that can be easily prevented by properly salting the sidewalks.

The safety measure of salting your sidewalks in not only responsible, it is very affordable. For example, at Lowe’s, a 50-pound bag of rock salt runs $6.98. This is a small price to pay to keep the ones we love safe.

By salting your sidewalks there’s no need for you to worry now about a poor senior falling and breaking their hip or a child missing out on winter fun because of a broken leg. This preventative measure will help us all to sleep a little better as the snow falls this season.

Colleen Dempsey


Submitted by Virtual Newsroom