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In the winter, Mother Nature can be a force of nature. Slick roads, icy walkways and snowy conditions can pose a lot of hazards. While the Town works hard to keep our community as safe as possible during winter snow storms, there are a few things to keep in mind. Never walk or play on frozen ponds and always make sure kids and pets are protected from the weather.
Castle Rock has several different ponds, natural pools and drainage facilities. In the winter months, water in these facilities can freeze and be tempting for winter activities like sledding or ice skating. But, please be aware of these areas. Even walking across a seemingly frozen pond can be potentially treacherous.
Residents should pay careful attention to drainage facilities and water features in their neighborhoods. Iced over ponds and natural pools may not be stable. Never walk or play in these areas. Parents please explain these dangers to children, and pet owners keep careful watch over pets during walks and play sessions.
Also, sledders should watch their surroundings. Slopes that look great for sledding may lead to streets and natural drainage ways. Before jumping on the sled, make sure the path is clear of traffic concerns and other natural hazards.
Additionally, respect posted signage. And, keep in mind, just because you don’t see a sign, doesn’t mean the pond or water feature is a place to walk or play.
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