Winter Exercise: You're Not As Visible As You Might Think
No doubt there is nothing nicer than falling snow and the peace it brings with winter exercise. Weston’s 100 miles of trails and open fields is the perfect place to enjoy the best of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding – our residential roads, however, are not. For those of you who enjoy a stroll or winter jog, no matter how quiet you think your road is, you’re not as visible as you might think. It is quite dangerous to be on the roads, especially when road crews are out.
Not only are winter roads slick, visibility is poor; particularly during the snow event and the day after. Glaring sun against fresh white snow or the snow blowing across the roads makes for a pretty picture but can be deadly for anyone out in the roads.
For your safety, keep your winter exercise to the trails and fields. For our joggers and walkers, please wear high-visibility clothing so that passing motorists and plows can see you from a distance. You should also stay alert to those vehicles in the roads and get out of their way.
Our DPW crews work weekends and nights during a snow event so it is especially important that recreational activities not occur in the roads while it is snowing
. Please understand that it takes time to get all of Weston's roads and sidewalks clear.
Some Resources for Winter Activities