Public Safety
10:26 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Hydrant Alert

Snow is wet, and made of nothing more than frozen water. So, it may seem strange to consider it a fire hazard. But, it is. Because there has been so much snow, many of the road plows have been creating huge snow mounds that cover up fire hydrants. 

Some property owners also pile up around the hydrants in an effort to clear a path for their vehicles. Ypsilanti Township Fire Chief Eric Copeland tells 89.1 WEMU News, that could delay the time in which the fire department can respond to a fire. If they can’t find the hydrant, they can’t fight the fire on your property. Chief Copeland asks,  if you have a fire hydrant near your property, take a few minutes and shovel it out so it is both visible and accessible.

— David Fair is the News Director, and host of Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU. Follow him on twitter @DavidFairWEMU You  can contact him at 734.487.3363,  or email him dfair@emich.edu