Police request help in digging out fire hydrants

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Snow hasn’t stopped through the first two weeks of February, and without a considerable warm-up in sight, police and emergency personnel are looking for the help of all neighbors.

They’re asking for every person who knows where a fire hydrant is to help dig it out as the snow continues to fall. Police in Hamburg took to an emergency alert called code red by phone and email to get their message out.

“If you have a fire hydrant nearby, please work with your neighbors to keep it clear of snow,” the alert said. “Shoveling or snow blowing around fire hydrants allows firefighters to locate them in the event of an emergency.”

The alert also asked residents to keep their house number markers clear.

By Thursday, Buffalo is expected to hit an extremely cold stretch with another few inches of snow set to fall.

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