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Clean Snow Away from Fire Hydrants

Firefighters say if there is a fire-the time it takes to shovel out a hydrant could mean all the difference in emergencies.
Lycoming County-  Firefighters want to remind people to dig out their fire hydrants. Hydrants often get buried under snow or plowed in and forgotten about. But firefighters say if there is a fire-the time it takes to shovel out a hydrant could mean all the difference in emergencies.

Todd Heckman, Williamsport Fire Chief told Eyewitness News"Look at the neighborhood here. We have residential houses commercial places, places of business. It's there for your protection. So if we need to get to it and you've covered it up, that slows us down."

 Firefighters say fines for blocking or hiding hydrants aren't cheap.in some places they can be 13-hundred dollars or more. 
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