Should You Shovel Snow While It is Still Snowing?

Snow Removal

The sight of white blankets of snow everywhere is a scenic treat to your eyes. But snowing also brings the backbreaking task of snow shoveling after that. Shoveling snow isn’t fun in most cases, especially when you have to do it on your own. But it is something you cannot overlook or avoid if you want your life to function smoothly. As a citizen of areas with heavily laden snow like Edmonton, it is your duty to clean the snow piles as soon as possible to ensure convenience for your fellow-citizens.

Often people have a common question about snow removal, ‘Can we shovel while it is still snowing?’ The answer is yes, but only if the snowfall is very scarce. Practically speaking, it depends on various scenarios. Here are a few cases when snow shoveling can be considered while it is still snowing.

Quantity of Snow Accumulation

Look out of your window and find out the quantity of snow accumulated. If the blankets of snow are too dense and thick and your yard is covered with snow to a great height, consider shoveling the snow out as soon as possible. The more you delay removing the snow, the severe problems you will have to face till you clear your lot.

Days of Continuous Snowing

Sometimes, it will snow for several days in a row and accumulate a lot of snow. If you delay the snow removal task, feets of snow will accumulate and make your daily chores difficult. If it has been snowing for many consecutive days, and the snowfall is slightly less, go out and shovel as soon as possible. If the forecast calls for 3″ – 5″ of snowfall, with the bright sun the next day, you can postpone your shoveling to the next day and get rid of all of the snow at once.

Intensity of Wind and Snow

If it’s not windy outside and it is moderately snowing straight down, you can shovel the snow. Don’t hovel if the winds are too intense even if it is not snowing, or if it is snowing heavily and there are no strong winds. In both these cases, you will keep shoveling for hours and intense winds and snowfall will just bring back all the snow.

Your Efficiency for Snow Removal

You must also consider your efficiency and safety for shoveling. If you are physically and mentally fit for the same, only then consider stepping out. If you have a large property, you will need a helping hand for snow removal. Consider the size of your lot and how many family members will help you clear the snow. If all the members are physically fit for shoveling the entire area, only then plan to shovel while it is still snowing.

Not clearing your lot in time can prevent you from moving in and out of your house at your ease. Not only this, letting layers of snow to pile up in your yard can harm your plants and trees and also freeze your car parked outside. Therefore, if the above-mentioned scenarios fall in your favor, shovel the snow while it is still snowing. If you can’t manage the snow removal of your entire property on your own, hire residential snow removal service providers.

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