If the snow is sticking to your metal shovel, dry off the shovel thoroughly, light a candle and drip and rub the warm wax onto the shovel. This prevents the snow from sticking! I learned this technique from the village roadman before salt and JCB’s were used (some time in the last century!). The village roadmen had to dig out drifts across the roads by hand.
Winter has been with us for over three weeks now. And during this time most local road users have either not ventured out. or, have diven in a way that the road conditions dictate…
One such local in large 4×4 over took me traveling down towards lode today.
The road was covered in snow and ice. I estimate the vehicle was traveling about 40 to 50 mph.
For God sake we do not all own such vehicles. And at the end of the day if a 4×4 hits ice it will perform in the same way as any vehicle so please slow down.
Also could the person who drove into my daughter’s snowman on sunday morning! And knocked it down.
I would love to meet, so you could explain your actions to my daughter… Thank you…