Shelton fire officials ask for public’s help clearing snow from around fire hydrants

Shelton fire officials are asking for the public’s help in digging out fire hydrants.

With the accumulated snow from recent storms, some hydrants are difficult to access — and that could lead to disaster in an emergency.

If a fire hydrant is near your home or business, Shelton fire officials are requesting people — if possible — help to keep it clear of snow for prompt access by firefighters.

What is recommended is clearing a path from the street to the hydrant, then three feet around the hydrant on the remaining three sides. Snow should not be shoveled into the street.

“Do your part to help keep your neighborhood safe by clearing hydrants of snow,” officials said. “A clear path on all four sides makes hydrants easier to locate and operate in an emergency.”