As we approach winter we’d like to remind you of some important winter safety tips. Remember it’s always best to avoid going out in these conditions if at all possible.
- When driving: slow down for wet, snowy, or icy conditions. Remember you won’t be able to stop quickly so leave a good amount of space between your vehicle and any objects or vehicles around you.
- Use caution when approaching bridges, intersections, and shaded areas.
- Before you leave, make sure to remove as much snow as possible from your windshield, turn signals, rear window, headlights, and tail lights.
- Drivers in Tennessee can learn more about driving conditions by calling 511 or visiting http://www.tn511.com
Snow and ice removal is one of the many services that we offer. During these conditions we often put down ice melting applications at many of our managed properties. While these applications do a great job of melting ice and snow they do have one drawback that not many people are aware of. Calcium chloride and magnesium chloride (chemicals commonly used in ice melt applications) can leave behind an oily residue that can become slippery on smooth floors. These ice melts tend to stick to your feet and are commonly tracked inside buildings. It is important to wipe your feet thoroughly to reduce this risk, especially if you are walking on tile, marble, or hardwood flooring.
We hope these tips will help keep you safe during winter weather. Don’t forget to stay informed about any changes to weather and/or driving conditions before heading out. Stay safe!