Ketchum city crews remove snow and hanging icicles from buildings: Advise residents to take precaution


KETCHUM, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) In February, the Wood River Valley was mounted with heavy snowfall and crews with the city of Ketchum have started to remove snow from roofs and overhanging icicles on buildings that could pose a threat to the public.

Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw said crews have been working effortlessly keeping snow off the streets and roads.

"There are two issues that we're facing," Bradshaw said. "One is the melt off that could cause flooding issues. The other issue is that we have overhang with snow pillows dangerous ice situations and we don't want people to get hurt. Safety is our number one priority."

The city is advising residents to take safety measures when knocking down icicles or removing snow from roofs.

"Roofs represent a huge danger for everyone," he said. "Be careful. Get a professional to do this, where possible and just watch out for all eventualities. I mean, ladder falls and people falling off roofs, it's just not worth it."

The city posted a video on their Facebook page showing city crews removing an icicle at City Hall.

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