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Snow removal tips for DIY’ers

Gary Hillenbrand, owner of Hillenbrand Lawn Service in Willmar, offers these snow removal safety tips for do-it-yourself’ers

The older you are, the more careful you need to be if you shovel your own sidewalk. Regardless of age, the following safety tips apply:

  • Lift with your knees, not with your back, to prevent a back injury.
  • Take a break about every ten minutes to avoid straining your heart.
  • To prevent falling, be careful of ice that may be under the snow.
  • Carry a cell phone in your pocket to call for help if needed.
  • Stay off the roof.