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Piling snow around hydrants a hazard

January 29, 2000

Piling snow up around fire hydrants when clearing sidewalks and parking spaces could result in a tragedy, according to a fire company officer in Washington County.

"There could be serious problems if that snow freezes and the hydrants can't be used," said Dave Myers, assistant chief Sharpsburg Fire Company.

Myers said he saw several examples of snowed-in hydrants on Main Street in Sharpsburg Saturday morning and was going to notify State Highways Administration officials.

"If there would be a freeze and we couldn't get to the water, there could be grave consequences," Myers said.

He recommends that residents with a snow-covered fire hydrant near their homes clear it as soon as possible.

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