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2. Placement of Piles In the event of a snow storm, plow trucks should be cautious about what areas snow is piled so not to create potential hazards. Piles should be away from stop signs, fire hydrants, street corners, driveway aprons and handicap accessible locations. They should also be kept as far away from entry and exit points of buildings in case of an emergency. These piles can make entering and exiting a facility extremely difficult and unsafe for EMS providers when responding to emergency calls. 3. Refreezing Even as ice begins to melt, at sundown when temperatures begin to cool, snow can refreeze and create icy conditions. As melting occurs, the water generated from these piles will naturally try to make its way to a low spot or drain. Throughout the day the sun will heat the surfaces around the pile causing them to melt. As the sun begins to set, parking lots, sidewalks, driveways and roadways can become extremely slick and dangerous. When possible, piles should always be placed as close as possible on the high side near a drain to capture the water as it melts. As a precautionary measure, the area around the piles may need to be salted to eliminate slippery conditions. 4. Relocation If you manage or own a property that has limited space for storing and/or staging snow or large piles that are causing unsafe conditions, Schill Grounds Management provides hauling and relocation services. We have the capability to haul these piles to another location on your property or offsite to our snow disposal facility. Properties such as condominiums, townhomes, apartments, retail, and large manufacturing and industrial sites that operate 24/7 are able to benefit from snow removal and hauling services. We provide these services upon request and typically charge on a time and material basis. In off hours, (typically overnight) we use large semi and tri-axle trucks as well as front end loaders to load, move, and stack snow and ice material. Source: https://www.schilllandscaping.com/blog/hidden-dangers-of-snow-piles

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