Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Vote for the most dangerous street in town.
Last week, we asked you to tell us the streets in Burlington where drivers speed most. Several people named names, and it was clear that there are many streets in town where pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers worry about being hit by a car. This week, we're asking you to vote for the street in the city that you think is the most dangerous out the ones suggested by fellow readers. Look for the results of the poll next Tuesday.
Friday, January 21, 2011
If you must be on the roads in foul weather, these tips can help you stay safe.
The best option for driving safely when a storm strikes is simply not to drive. However, there are tims when that is not an option and Weather.com offers the following tips for driving safely in snowy/icy conditions: Driving safely on icy roads If your rear wheels skid... If your front wheels skid... If you get stuck... Sources: National Safety Council, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Washington State Government Information & Services
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The snow is still falling and the National Weather Service predicts the Burlington area may get up to two feet before it stops. Here is the latest on the storm, cancellations and tips from Fire Chief Yetman on how to stay safe.
So far over a foot of snow has fallen in the Burlington, leading to many cancellations but, according to the fire department, few problems thus far. However, it looks like the snow is going to continue to fall, so safety is still a concern. According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning will remain in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. In that time the service is predicting that snow will continue to fall at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour and total accumulation could approach two feet. Throughout the afternoon the wind will continue to blow at a strong 15 to 25 miles per hour with occasional gusts up to 45 miles per hour. The National Weather Service warns that the combination of snow and wind could cause near whiteout …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Tips from the Highway Department in case of snow fall.
The winter weather everyone has been anticipating may be about to arrive. Reports are coming in that the first snow of the season may begin to fall over the next couple of days. If it does, the Burlington Highway Department is ready to hit the roads with plows and sand and would like to remind drivers to be careful if they must head out in adverse weather. "We are prepared and ready. The plows and are and the trucks are being loaded with sand," Highway Department Lead Foreman Jay Marchese said in an interview Friday afternoon. Marchese added that if the snow does begin to fall, people should try to avoid driving if possible. However, if you must go out, Marchese suggested people keep the speed down and allow the ploys and sanding trucks …