Residents asked to clear snow from around fire hydrants

“We have a lot of hydrants under snow and it’s hard to find them.”

Fire hydrant
A fire hydrant is partially buried in snow along a Worthington street.
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WORTHINGTON — Worthington Fire Chief Pat Shorter is asking residents of the community to make sure the fire hydrants along city streets are both visible and accessible.

With snow piling up along boulevards from recent snow storms and plowing efforts, fire hydrants may be buried — or barely visible.

“We have a lot of hydrants under snow and it’s hard to find them,” Shorter said.

He asks that people remove snow from around the hydrants and not park in front of or block hydrant access in any way.

Worthington’s water department is trying to clear snow away from hydrants in the community, but they have been busy with water main breaks and it’s been difficult to keep up, Shorter said.

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