Georgia November 22, 2017
Here Are The 11 Most Dangerous Things About A Georgia Winter
Winter can be a tricky season to navigate. Work remains open, even with a dusting of snow that can clog up those Georgia roads like never before. School may be delayed, but that still means you need to truck your kids in a few hours. Also, there are new dangers that arise that are different from any other season. With the chilly temps fast approaching, here are 11 of the most dangerous things about a Georgia winter to keep an eye out for and to definitely not do.
1. Underestimating the storm warnings
This happens frequently in Georgia, which is a shame because the weather fluctuates often. Take heed of the winter warnings, because it is better to be safe than sorry.
2. Dressing without first checking the weather
Be prepared, people! The weather in Georgia shifts quite often, which is why checking the weather before you leave the house is always a good idea.
3. Hitting the trails with your bike, thinking the ice has already cleared
Always make sure the walkway and streets have been cleared of ice and salt has been added. Being on two wheels sometimes instead of two feet can be an even more dangerous trip.
4. Walking outside without shoveling your walkway
Trudging through snow is not fun. Not being able to see what's underneath your feet is even worse. Avoid sprained ankles and weird injuries by doing some shoveling.
5. Navigating the grocery store once a storm has been announced
Once a storm is announced, people go crazy in the grocery stores. I wouldn't want to be between a family of four and their snow rations, that's for sure.
6. Incorrectly assuming a lake is frozen when it really isn’t
Just because it looks frozen, doesn't mean it actually is frozen. Do not assume that a lake is frozen solid, because danger could be lurking with the first step.
Simply put, driving during a storm, or after a storm, or even winter in general really, before the streets have been cleared and salted is always a bad idea. Don't risk it, because it's never worth it.
10. Shoveling your front steps.
Believe it or not, shoveling your front steps or porch is one of the most dangerous things you can do this winter. People never seem to have proper footing and it potentially results in disaster.
11. Not properly clearing out your tailpipes
One of the most obvious snow clearing techniques is also one that goes unseen. Clear out your tailpipes of snow, debris, ice and more in order to avoid clogging and poisonous fumes.
12. Crossing a bridge that tends to be on the icier side
Bridges tend to be the iciest parts of the road. Always make sure the bridge is clear and safe before crossing.
13. Clearing snow out from your roof or gutters
Attempting to get on the roof after a storm is a recipe for disaster. It may seem like the obvious idea, but one step on some slippery ice and you may be down for the count.
Do you have any other dangers of winter in Georgia that you’d like to contribute? Feel free to share in the comments! Otherwise, if you’re looking for more Georgia inspiration, then check out
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