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Winter Play Safety

December 2015

When playing outdoors, you should…

  • Stay away from snowplows and snow blowers. Choose play areas away from roads, fences and water.
  • Take extra caution when crossing roads as it may be hard for drivers to see children through snowy or frosty windows.
  • Never play on roadside snow banks. Snowplow drivers and other drivers may not see a child.
  • Watch when throwing snowballs. Snowball fights can be dangerous and cause injury, especially if the snow is hard-packed or icy.
  • Never build snow forts and tunnels. They can collapse and present a suffocation risk.