Nichole Hannahs

Snowy Weather

by Nichole Hannahs on December 27, 2011

The threat of snow is once again in the forecast.

While kids won’t be able to break out the sleds and snow boots, it might be a great time to stock up on supplies to help battle winter’s weather. If you’re hoping to melt away the problem it’s a choice between rock salt and snow melt.

"You’re ice melter is more friendly I guess you’d say for your concrete sidewalks. It doesn’t deteriorate the concrete where the rock salt will eat into the concrete," said Manger of the Sunrise Do-It Center Don Miller.

The snow melt also is safer if you have pets. Another item in your arsenal should be a shovel, preferable with a bend in the handle that saves your back.

"You can definitely tell the difference in your back by the time you get done shoveling, especially if it’s a wet snow," said Miller. "You can the difference on your back."

Miller said these shovel are better for older residents who may have to shovel, but it’s always a good idea in most case to have someone shovel for you.